Kaitlyn Greenidge‘s Libertie: A Novel follows the coming of age of Libertie Sampson in a free Black community in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, as she tries to parse what freedom means for a Black woman. The story, rich with historical detail, is inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States. From Maggie Shipstead comes Great Circle: A Novel, an epic story of two captivating women 100 years apart – Marian, a daredevil aviator who disappeared in Antarctica, and Hadley, the actress portraying her on film. And as the latter immerses herself further into her role, both women’s lives thrillingly unfold across the pages. Moderated by Jordan Kisner, creator and host of the Thresholds podcast.