Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Fry Random House $36.99
I read this book in one sitting and loved it. Gentle characters a whimsical story thread but an underlying complex mix of emotions, of things left unsaid or misunderstood by Harold and his wife. It's a story about people Harold meets on his journey to see his old friend and why he decides to make the journey longer than it need be.
Shadow Girls Henning Mankell Random House $36.99
Famous for his Wallander books which feature the dour detective of the same name, Swedish writer Henning Mankell also writes stand alone novels.
Shadow Girls takes three women from diverse backgrounds who want to make new lives for themselves in Sweden.