Set in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1936, a young Cussy Mary has to navigate the world not just as a single woman, but as a single blue woman due to a condition called methemoglobinemia. Seen as a leper, the only way she is able to connect with people is through a love of books. She treks through the rocky terrain as one of the first pack horse librarians bringing literacy to the farthest reaches of the state. This book celebrates small acts of kindness and the humanity of books in an otherwise cruel world.
This book by Ronan Farrow is sickeningly fascinating. As he dives into his thorough investigation of the slimy underside of the entertainment industry, you are blown away by the lengths these powerful men will go to in order to protect their own predilections. While it is not a light-hearted read, it is an eye-opening novel exposing issues that have remained buried for far too long.
These crayons have had enough! They each write a letter to young Duncan to let him know their problems with his coloring techniques--yellow and orange can't even talk to each other anymore after the sun debate. Cheeky and entertaining, this book is a funny read for a new little artist creating pictures of their own.
Buckle up for a riveting tale of love, deception, and regret in the time of COVID. Dating during a quarantine presents all kinds of challenges, so why not just move in together after only a month of dating? Surely they aren't a murderer or anything...
Tyrone is under the pressure of living up to everyone else's expectations of him: dentist, lawyer, pro football player. But after trying out for the football team, Tyrone was right: he's no football player. What he actually dreams of being is a dancer, and after meeting the strongest dinosaur ever, he realizes that he too should pursue his dream of dancing.
Sweet little Duck can't stand getting wet, so he suits up in his raincoat and umbrella anytime he absolutely must leave his warm house. On one rainy night, Duck was forced to leave his cozy home because of pesky hole in his roof. That night, Duck came across a lonely Frog in need of shelter and friendship.
This novel had me hooked from start to finish! You get deeply invested in the strained relationship between twins Ruth and Iris. After disappearing with her diplomat husband, Iris sends Ruth a postcard from Moscow drawing the twins back together and unvraveling the secrets that kept them apart.
What a heartfelt book! Perkins beautifully captures the struggle of adjusting to a new home and learning about a different culture. Little Shanti has to help her parents navigate this new country while also trying to hold on to her memories of the village she grew up in. She learns that home is not just one place but all the places in between where she has found love and joy.
Touching, whimsical, inspiring, and unlike any other novel I have read. This enchanting story shows that a loving family and a fulfilling life can be discovered at any age--all you need is the courage to embrace it.
A beautiful, yet dark, French tale capturing the lives and loves of those buried in the cemetery cared for by Violette Toussaint. Living through grief, Violette has to learn how to find happiness again in the small moments and the kindness of those who love her.