The House Uptown

New Orleans is a character unto itself in Melissa Ginsburg's The House Uptown. After her mother's death, 14-year-old Ava is sent to live with Lane, the grandmother she barely knows. But for Lane, Ava's arrival is even more fraught as it brings back long-buried memories she's spent years trying to forget.

The Performance

A night at the theater leads to the lives of three women intersecting in unexpected ways in Claire Thomas's The Performance. This creative novel not only examines the power art has to bring people together, but it also explores the rich interior lives of three very different women as their lives intertwine over the course of a single night out.

The Memory Collectors

Every object tells a story in The Memory Collectors by Kim Neville. This magical debut follows Ev and Harriet, two women who can feel the emotions people leave behind on objects. But while they hope to harness their powers for good, there's a third person like them out there who is slowly succumbing to the darker side of their gift.