Books | April 2021

April 2021 View more

The Dictionary of Lost Words
Historical Fiction
By Pip Williams
Ballantine Books

As a team of male scholars compiles the first Oxford English Dictionary, one of their daughters—Esme, who is motherless and irrepressibly curious—decides to collect the “objectionable” words they omit. Based on actual events, the novel is set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement, with the Great War looming, and reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men.

Women’s Fiction
In a Book Club Far Away
By Tif Marcelo
Gallery Books

Biography, True Crime
By Gabrielle Bluestone
Hanover Square Press

Little and Often
By Trent Preszler
William Morrow & Co.