# New fiction
Murder and Kidnapping in Sweet Home in “Find Her”
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YA Book Review: "Eastside Story" by Steven Thedford
Eastside Story, by Steven Thedford, is a modern, urban coming-of-age story. Teenage Egypt James agrees to follow her mother's footsteps and become a debutante in Atlanta. The season of pretty dresses, scholarship opportunities, upscale events and networking with successful Black former debs also includes a father/daughter cotillion, which is a bit problem for Egypt, since she hasn't seen her father in years. Egypt couldn't just ask an uncle or family friend to step in, since the mean girl debs will pounce on her for her broken family, and Egypt herself hopes to reunite with her father.
Upcoming Fiction Review: The Latecomer
The Latecomer(cover art from the publisher) I loved The Plot so I was delighted to get Jean Hanff Korelitz’ new book, The Latecomer. This is a literary family saga about the New York Oppenheimers. Salo and Johanna Oppenheimer go through fertility treatments and end up with IVF triplets, born in the era when everyone still said test-tube baby. Johanna is thrilled to finally have the family she's imagined for years, and Salo is vaguely pleased that Johanna seems to be happy. The triplets, though, feel no special affection for each other or even any normal sibling bonds. Instead, the three are all determined to ignore each other and to share almost nothing with their siblings.
Book Review: 'The Glass Kingdom' by Lawrence Osborne
The Glass Kingdom(TheFictionAddiction.com) The Glass Kingdom, by Lawrence Osborne, is a vivid, atmospheric story about the darkest sides of expat life. Most of the story takes place in the upscale apartment towers in Thailand.