Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya From the jacket: “A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.” The lowdown: If Nabokov had more Jewish angst.
The Poisonwood Bible- by Barbara Kingsolver ("The Poisonwood Bible" is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in
Thurlow Dan, the founder of a successful cult that promises to cure loneliness, struggles with his own loneliness for his ex-wife, Esme, a covert agent spying on Thurlow who is preparing for a fateful mission against the cult.
Fox by Helen Oyeyemi, in which our Instructional Technologist describes it as “one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. Fascinating because it morphs as you read it (as do the characters themselves).