Bookmark the Blog


ME BEFORE YOU

One of our recommended books is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose…

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

read more

THE CHEROKEE ROSE

Tiya Miles’s luminous but highly accessible debut

novel examines a little-known aspect of America’s

past—slaveholding by Southern Creeks and

Cherokees—and its legacy in the lives of three

young women who are drawn to the Georgia

plantation where scenes of extreme cruelty and

equally extraordinary compassion once played out.

Set in modern-day Georgia, The Cherokee Rose follows three characters—

Jinx Micco, a Cherokee-Creek historian exploring her tribe’s complicated

racial history; Ruth Mayes, whose mother sought refuge from a troubled

marriage in her beloved garden and the cosmetic empire she built from

its bounty;

read more

THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH

One of our recommended books is The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Now available in paperback, this 2015 National Book Award finalist and instant New York Times bestseller is a stunning debut novel about grief and wonder.

Everyone says that it was an accident… that sometimes things “just happen”. But Suzy won’t believe it. Ever. After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory—even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life,

read more

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE

Whether wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, Callie Vee and her escapades will have readers laughing and crying in this return to Fentress, Texas. Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals—her brother included—away from her mother’s critical eye. Will she succeed?

read more

LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY

One of our recommended books for 2016 is Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home, and became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her considerable charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union private named Frank Thompson, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the war and infiltrating enemy lines. The beautiful widow Rose O’Neal Greenhow engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring—even placing a former slave inside the Confederate White House—right under the noses of increasingly suspicious rebel detectives.

read more

I CRAWL THROUGH IT

Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.

So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away…but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.

read more