The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

While I was reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, I realized how much I enjoy journey narratives, where a character sets off on a trip to find something they lost or gain something new (happiness, courage, love, humanity, etc.). Harold Fry has no intentions...
Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

The moment I finished this book I wanted to start again from page one. Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, is the kind of story you could find something new in each reading, so nuanced are the narrator’s observations. Poor Arthur Less. Things are just falling apart. He...
Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt

What a beautiful story! Debut author Carol Rifka Brunt weaves such a lovely heartfelt tale of love, grief, and renewal. I finished Tell the Wolves I’m Home several months ago and the characters have stayed with me ever since. The novel opens in 1987....
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give opens at a party where we meet sixteen-year-old Starr Carter. Not long after leaving the party she sees one of her closest friends get shot and killed by a police officer. Starr tries to come to terms with her grief as she fights for justice —...
The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

Coney Island, 1911. The height of the legendary, intoxicating fairy tale that drew thousands of pleasure seekers each summer. With her mermaid-like hands and ability to hold her breath, young Coralie is one of the “extraordinary things” her father has put on display...

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