Think You'll be Happy
When philanthropist Jacqueline Avant was shot in Beverly Hills in the early hours of Dec. 1, 2021 during a home invasion, it plunged Hollywood into mourning. The slain 81-year-old wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant was beloved by celebrities, politicians and activists alike. But to former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant, Jacqueline was more than a guiding light – she was “Mom.” In this part-memoir, part-self-help book, Avant shares how she faced fury and heartbreak head-on, through prayer and forgiveness, and how she found healing and the strength to celebrate and honour the mother she lost.

Madonna: A Rebel Life
Gabriel meticulously chronicles the influences and endless evolutions of the groundbreaking performer, beginning with the very first concert she attended (Bowie, 1974) and the insight it gave her into the kind of life she might aim for. Informed by interviews with her brother Christopher Ciccone, this exhaustive but infinitely readable biography of the dancer turned musician/movie star also provides an overview of the last 50 years in music, culture and politics. It’s not just for Madonna fans.

The Museum of Failures
Remy left his birth country, India, to get his MFA in the United States. When he returns years later with plans to adopt a baby, he is startled to learn his mother is severely ill. As he cares for her during his visit, Remy grapples with his notions of home, devastating family secrets and impending fatherhood in this emotional novel from the bestselling author of Honour.