The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 352 pages, April 14)
Set in Detroit, Flournoy's novel has a house as the central character, one that has witnessed the passing of generations, the decay of the city's East Side, and an eternity of memories. When the Turner matriarch is forced to leave the house, the children are asked to decide what to do with it. What follows is their own struggle to reconcile the past and the grim present.
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Knopf, 192 pages, April 21)
Toni Morrison's latest is out near the end of this month, and having read it, I can tell you that it's disturbing and unnerving, but beautifully-written, as Morrison novels are. I'll be posting my review tomorrow night.