Sparks like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
A young girl orphaned after the 1978 coup at Afghanistan’s Presidential palace is taken to America where she eventually becomes a successful surgeon. Years later a patient arrives who she recognises from that night, which brings memories of what happened to the surface and forces her to return to Kabul to confront them.
Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins
Kate Webb spends her weekends visiting open homes in Sydney’s wealthy suburbs, looking at the lives of people who have so much more than she does. She finds the perfect house with the perfect family, just perfect for her to get obsessed about – but her interference in their lives exposes fault lines just beneath the surface and things turn very very bad.