Current books we've read or are reading and are in love with. We hope you like them too.
This is a terrific graduation gift!
Sarah is loving her latest book club selection, Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls.For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Assailed by flash floods, tornadoes and droughts, Lily never gets far from hardscrabble drudgery in several states—New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois—but hers is one of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience.
One of Keela's favorites is March by Geraldine Brooks.
Cherise loves this book! Ellen is a reporter and mother to the young boy she adopted. Her world is changed completely when she finds a postcard in her mail that reads "Have you seen this child?" over a picture that looks just like her son. This is an amazing novel with heart-stopping suspense, action and an ending that I never expected. A terrific read!
To quote Keela: "Extraordinary - a book that will stay with you. One of the best of the best!" This was the Indie Fiction Pick of the Year for 2009.
The Walk by Richard Paul Evans is an amazing work of fiction. The characters in this book became so real for me that I started looking for updates about them on the evening news. When Alan Christoffersen loses everything he decided to walk across the country, and you'll want to hear about every step of his journey! Also look for the sequel, Miles to Go.
This is the sequel to The Walk and it is just as amazing as the first! I love these books! -Cherise
An incredible story told by Enzo (a dog) and his life with his owner, Denny. Enzo wants to be a human in his next life and this is his story of how he tries to get there and the lives he touches along the way. This is a must-read for all dog-lovers!
"This book made me feel like I was IN the south at the start of the civil rights movement - I really liked the characters." A wonderful read and the #1 Indie Pick for the Year in 2009. - Sarah
Cherise and Marc both loved The Last Child, by John Hart. A year after 12-year-old Alyssa Merrimon disappeared on her way home from the library in an unnamed rural North Carolina town, her twin brother, Johnny, continues to search the town, street by street, even visiting the homes of known sex offenders, in this chilling novel from Edgar-winner Hart.