Liam Callanan, Dutton, 2018
Callanan’s latest novel is a tale of dreams denied and realized, and lives lost, restored and reinvented. The associate professor of English introduces readers to Leah, whose troubled husband disappears without a trace from their east-side Milwaukee home. Circumstances draw Leah and her daughters to an unexpected new home and career in a Parisian bookstore. This is Callanan’s third novel, and he recently earned the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters.