Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson: Deep in the emptiness of Montana, a social worker is determined to help a backwoods anarchist and his young son, but personal demons and society’s demands conspire to ambush his efforts. Demonstrating that ‘all of life can be understood as casework....a kind of priesthood,’ this dramatic novel finds fuel from the lengths we go to protect those we love - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts.
PARIS: A LOVE STORY, a memoir by KATI MARTON, a Hungarian American journalist. The book tells the story of her love for her third husband, Richard Holbrooke. Until his death in December 2010, Marton often accompanied him on his diplomatic missions in the former Yugoslavia and in the Middle East. "“I have come to Paris in search of healing and distance. Paris holds memories of a time before Peter, before Richard—a time before I had children. ..."