BUZZ: The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Release date October 2016; LP available 17 year old girl sleeps with local pastor’s 21-year-old son.  Pregnant. The girl and her best friend become adults but still shadowed by the choices of their youth.   African-American characters and author.  Debut novel. Advertisements

BUZZ: Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Release date 9/16/16  LP A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack.  With bighearted characters–husbands, wives, friends, and lovers–who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we’re all running from.