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 —...
Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen

Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen

I am a fan of Anna Quindlen’s work. Miller’s Valley is her third novel I’ve read, and I admire her confident, skillful prose. Her ability to capture the voice of the narrator just sweeps you away. You almost feel like a friend is telling you the...
Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green Turtles All the Way Down offers a powerful view into the mind of 16-year-old Aza, a girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She cannot control her thoughts as they spiral, and, she wonders, if she doesn’t control her own...
Sourdough, by Robin Sloan

Sourdough, by Robin Sloan

Sourdough, by Robin Sloan I’m recommending my second book about microorganisms for 2017. This time, those organisms are in the bread that Lois Clary bakes, with a robot arm. But I’m getting ahead of myself. These organisms, called a starter, are given to her by two...

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