GIRL IN A BAND: A MEMOIR BY KIM GORDON (HARPER COLLINS)
Glimpse into the world of rock and roll as Kim Gordon gives an honest look back at both her band, Sonic Youth, and the dissolution of her marriage in a beautifully written narrative. The music and fashion icon traces her early years growing up in 1960s California into the ’80s and ’90s in New York where her band rose to fame.
SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW: STORIES BY KATHERINE HEINY (HARPER COLLINS)
In her debut book, Katherine Heiny uses her comedic flair to string together a host of seemingly dysfunctional characters at different stages in their lives, who, despite tackling a multitude of issues in their relationships and careers, somehow manage to function.
AMBITION AND DESIRE: THE DANGEROUS LIFE OF JOSEPHINE BONAPARTE BY KATE WILLIAMS (RANDOM HOUSE)
Men may have written history, but it was the women behind the scenes who shaped it. Author and official CNN historian Kate Williams details the life of Josephine Bonaparte, the mysterious and ambitious wife of the infamous French dictator Napoleon Bonaparte.
PHENOMENAL BY LEIGH ANN HENION (PENGUIN)
In her memoir, journalist Leigh Ann Henion walks readers through her experience as a young mother who follows her heart and sets off on a global trek— even the most steadfast city dwellers will find themselves pining for nature after this read.
THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL BY NAOMI JACKSON (PENGUIN)
Two young sisters are sent from their troubled home in Brooklyn, New York to begin a new life with their grandmother in Barbados. Jackson’s debut novel captures the intricacies of childhood, familial relations and the inherent strength of a matrilineal line.
THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT BY KATE HAMER (FABER & FABER)
A mother’s worst fear is realized when her eightyear- old daughter is abducted. The young girl begins a new life with a strange man who claims to be her relative, while the mother devotes herself to locating her daughter.