Black Cake
Black Cake

By Charmaine Wilkerson

"We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording."

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19; 11 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.

Remarkably Bright Creatures
Remarkably Bright Creatures

by Shelby Van Pelt

“After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.