New Releases for August

You know I can’t resist new releases and I’m sharing some of the new titles for this month that I think will be great reads.  Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the review copies.

The Shimmering State by Meredith Westgate. Lucien moves to Los Angeles to be with his grandmother as she undergoes an experimental memory treatment for Alzheimer’s using the new drug, Memoroxin. An emerging photographer, he’s also running from the sudden death of his mother, a well-known artist whose legacy haunts Lucien.

Immediate Family by Ashley Nelson Levy. It is the day of her brother’s wedding and our narrator is still struggling with her toast. Despite a recent fracture between them, her brother, Danny, has asked her to give a speech and she doesn’t know where to begin, how to put words to their kind of love.

Waiting for the Waters to Rise by Maryse Conde, translated by Richard Philcox. Babakar is a doctor living alone, with only the memories of his childhood in Mali. In his dreams, he receives visits from his blue-eyed mother and his ex-lover Azelia, both now gone, as are the hopes and aspirations he’s carried with him since his arrival in Guadeloupe.

The Last Nomad by Shugri Said Salh. Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert. As she came of age, though, both she and her beloved Somalia were forced to confront change, violence, and instability.

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin. Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home.

Songbirds by Christy Lefteri. Living on the island of Cyprus, Nisha is far from her native Sri Lanka. Though she longs to return home, she knows that working as a nanny and maid for a wealthy widow is the only way to earn enough to support her daughter, left behind to be raised by relatives.

Is there a title that interests you most? Let me know if you’ve heard of these or you’ve already added these to your wishlist.

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