If your book club is not one to shy away from the hard questions, try one of these recent titles. Open and honest conversations about race, family secrets, sexuality, immigration, abuse, poverty, and marriage are difficult, but you’ll be glad you rose to the challenge.
Claire is only seven years old when her older sister, Alison, dies tragically during a family vacation to the Caribbean island of Saint X. She spends much of her life piecing together who she thinks Alison was, and as with anyone who dies young, myths take over. As an adult, Claire (who now goes by Emily) runs into one of the local men suspected in her death. Turns out, they’re neighbors in rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Through this complicated relationship, Emily sees privilege and race collide, and rethinks her version of that fateful family vacation.
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