The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by Heidi W. Durrow - This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity: Katherine Boo: "While the distance between rich and poor is growing in the U.S., the gap between the haves and have-nots in India is staggering to behold."
The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins’ debut psychological thriller follows Rachel, a woman nearing rock bottom. She rides the commuter train to London every day so no one knows she lost her job, she’s a barely functioning alcoholic, and she is still pining for her cheating ex-husband. When she finds herself invested in the story of a missing local woman, she starts unraveling a chain of dangerous secrets — but no one will believe her.