|Oct||57||Tortilla Curtain||T. C. Boyle|
|58||One of Us||Tawni O'Dell|
|59||All The Missing Girls||Megan Miranda|
|60||The Girl in the Well is Me||Karen Rivers|
|61||Setting Free The Kites||Alex George|
|62||Among the Living||Jonathan Rabb|
|64||Storm Front||John Sandford|
Twenty years after it was published and I can't tell you how many times I shelved it, I've finally read Tortilla Curtain and wish it hadn't taken me so long! On the other hand, in today's political climate, it was a perfect read. It succeeds in stealing the front page news and bringing it home to the great American tradition of the social novel.
I highly recommend All the Missing Girls. "All the Missing Girls is a smart, suspenseful, and emotionally complex thriller. Told in reverse, this story will make you want to lock the doors, turn off the phone, and read until the last satisfying page." - Alafair Burke
The Girl in the Well is Me is a YA novel. I read before passing it on to one of my favorite teens, Sophia. Her Mom tells me she's loving it. “Superb . . . acrobatic . . . Karen Rivers is able to dive so seamlessly into the darker themes of growing up . . . Because of the tone and persistence of [protagonist] Kammie, the reader never loses faith that, although times may seem impossibly tough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”—Cleaver Magazine
Setting Free the Kites will be published in February 2017. I think you should put it on your wish list, so you won't forget about it. It's a touching, well-written novel; a poignant and moving exploration of the pain, joy, and glories of young friendship. I'm currently passing it around my Tai Chi class.
Darktown by Thomas Mullen is an eye-opening look at racism in post-WWII Atlanta. "One incendiary image ignites the next in this highly combustible procedural, set in the city’s rigidly segregated black neighborhoods during the pre-civil-rights era and written with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you." - New York Times Book Review
I love John Sanford's writing and my favorite character of Virgil Flowers. Storm Front is a fun, fast-paced police procedural. If you haven't read Sanford, I recommend him. If you want to start a new series, start with Dark of the Moon.
What are you reading?