7. Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
Panic in a Suitcase is the classic coming-to-America tale with a twist. Readers follow this family’s comically difficult time as they try to start over, while their old baggage keeps appearing up on their doorstep.

8. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
Named for the sitcom the main character is pitching, this new beginning takes a while. Ruth Sanders moved from Massachusetts to Hollywood and is finally getting her big chance six years later when her sitcom gets picked up.