1. The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn
For fans of Curtis Sittenfeld and Audrey Niffenegger, The Mermaid of Brooklyn will give you the escape you need! Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, young mother Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom. And when her husband Harry, a compulsive gambler, vanishes one evening without a word, Jenny finally reaches her breaking point. Pulled from the brink by an unexpected (and, as it turns out, sometimes annoying) supernatural ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships.