Skip to main content


Jessica George, author of Maame

It’s fair to say that Maddie’s life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of always being the only Black person in every meeting. When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie leaps at the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts.” But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils --- and rewards --- of putting her heart on the line.

Week of February 5, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of February 5th include I WILL FIND YOU, a breathtaking thriller from Harlan Coben in which an innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive; CITY OF DREAMS, the dramatic second novel in Don Winslow's epic crime trilogy, a sweeping saga of family, love, revenge, survival and the fierce reality behind the dream; THE LAST ORPHAN, the eighth entry in Gregg Hurwitz's pulse-pounding Orphan X series, which marks the return of Evan Smoak (aka The Nowhere Man) --- but this time, everything changes and everything is at risk; and four outstanding books that were 2023 Bookreporter Bets On picks when they released in hardcover: ALL THAT IS MINE I CARRY WITH ME by William Landay, EXILES by Jane Harper, THE HOUSE OF EVE by Sadeqa Johnson, and THE HOUSE OF LINCOLN by Nancy Horan.