Featuring giveaways and book-inspired menu ideas from authors
April's titles will take you to a remote Chinese mountain village and the Tuscan
Bana Tea's Book Club tea tasting kit for The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
countryside. You'll find coming-of-age stories set in Boston's Ethiopian community and in the American South during the civil rights struggle, along with a memoir of growing up with two mothers. And.. a mystery that begins in Waikiki, where a thriller writer knows a horrific tragedy wasn't an accident.
Reader Christine wrote: "I just read an incredible novel,
Beneath a Scarlet Sky. A dish mentioned in the book has me salivating. Any chance you can obtain the recipe?"
We did! Author Mark Sullivan shared his family recipe for a Sicilian dish that he refers to in his WW II historical fiction novel. Look for it on April 26th with our book giveaway!
Four women at large in the Tuscan sunlight amplify their ambitions and discover new levels of friendship.
"With poetic writing and elegant imagery,
Women in Sunlight tells a story of friendship, love, and having courage to take a leap of faith into the unknown."
"Mayes delivers another intimate story, told in lively episodes, that details how unexpected friendships can lead to reinvention and bright new beginnings at any age."
Thomas & Mercer
An edge-of-your-seat thriller in which reality and fiction collide for the unluckiest bestselling writer alive.
"...[Lee Goldberg's] writing show[s] a wonderful capacity for creating puzzles and drawing the reader right into them." -Crimespree Magazine
GIRLISH: GROWING UP IN A LESBIAN HOME
An honest, unfiltered memoir about a girl with an unconventional family.
"It's this mix of the negative and the positive, the times of great conflict and the times of great joy, that ultimately make Girlish such a memorable read."
SWIMMING BETWEEN WORLDS
Elaine Neil Orr
Penguin Random House
From the critically acclaimed author of
A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement.
"A perceptive and powerful story told with generosity and grace. The struggle of its deftly-drawn young characters... is rich and compelling."-Author Charles Frazier
THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT
Henry Holt and Co.
A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston's tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world.
"Nafkote Tamirat is a wonderful writer -- generous and funny, intelligent and astute -- and The Parking Lot Attendant is a spectacularly smart and moving novel I couldn't put down. A fantastic debut by a writer with talent in spades." -Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans
BENEATH A SCARLET SKY
Lake Union Publishing
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, and soon to be a major television event, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours.
"An incredible story, beautifully written, and a fine and noble book." -Author James Patterson