The Bohemians

The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik is a luscious historical fiction novel about the acclaimed Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange's story begins when she arrives in 1918 San Francisco where she gets swept up in the art scene alongside her friend Caroline Lee, before spinning into a relevant tale of a woman dealing with a pandemic, rising anti-immigration sentiment, and a tumultuous political climate.

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams is a book for anyone who loves words. Based on actual events, the story centers on Esme, the daughter of a male scholar who is helping to compile the Oxford English Dictionary. Esme soon notices her father and other men are leaving out words related to women and common people, which prompt her to create a dictionary featuring all of the so-called objectionable words the scholars to omit.

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian is a sprawling tale of magical realism, gold heists, and the quest to attain the American dream. Second-generation teen Neil Narayan doesn't have the same drive as the rest of his family – he mostly just wants his neighbour Anita to notice him. But Anita is harbouring a secret that will change Neil's life forever: she and her mother can harness their ambition from stolen gold jewellery.