We needed a day to rest up from ALA Midwinter, so happy belated #BookBday to:
FALLEN LAND by Taylor Brown
A January 2016 Indie Next pick, a SIBA Okra 2016 Winter selection, and THREE stars for Brown’s debut novel about a young couple on the run from pursuers across Sherman’s March through Georgia in the final year of the Civil War. “Much like Charles Frazier’s COLD MOUNTAIN in style, subject, and mood, but also as evocative of the nineteenth-century American landscape as Karen Fisher’s A SUDDEN COUNTRY, this is a masterpiece that deserves a full serving of accolades.” — Booklist, starred review
ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
A January 2016 Indie Next pick, a Winter 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and THREE stars for Eisner-nominated cartoonist Hart’s beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. “ROSALIE LIGHTNING is a masterpiece—and a luminous tribute to a brief, beautiful life.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE OTHER ME by Saskia Sarginson
Spanning from 1930s Germany to 1990s England, a daughter must try and figure out how to move forward from her father’s past and a long-buried family secret.
THE ROAD BACK by Di Morrissey
From Australia’s bestselling women’s writer comes a romantic story of reconnection and starting over.