In this page turning mystery we meet Amanda and Oliver two journalists commissioned to write about the mystery surrounding the gruesome murders and ritualistic suicide in Alperton England in 2003. The Alperton Angels were supposed to sacrifice a baby who they believed to be the anti-Christ, but the mother and the baby survived. The cult leader is in jail, but in 2021 the baby will be turning 18. Questions linger who really was the baby that survived. What is their story? As the two writers race to find the baby they find way more than either of them bargained for. I literally could not put this book down. One of the best books I've read this year.
Hannah Hall is finally married to the love of her life and slowly adjusting to her role as a stepmother. That is until Owen disappears leaving behind the note with two words. "Protect her". In this page turning mystery we find a woman who will do anything to protect the people she loves. Even when the questions remain unanswered. Like who really is Owen Michaels and why did he run?
Sedaris's collection of short stories embraces the commonalities of what it means to be human. Whether he's writing about the silence of the early days of the pandemic or natural disasters he uses his wit quick to find humor in the most unlikely places.
Allison Brody's life is turned upside down after her newly purchased beach house gets demolished by a hurricane. She continues to run from her problems after she survives a deadly assault. In this page turning novel we find a woman with a terrible brain injury desperately trying to hold onto reality. Dermansky's newest novel of physiological fiction captures the mundanity of every day life and the little moments of joy one can find in turkey sandwiches and swimming pools.
If you loved the children's book "Blueberries for Sal" then this beautifully illustrated cookbook is for you. Filled with 30 delightful recipes, you can make whatever blueberry confection your heart desires.
"Owner of A Lonely Heart" is a powerful reflection on the immigrant experience. Being a Vietnamese Immigrant refugee growing up in Michigan in the 70's & 80's was rife with racism, trepidation and uncertainty. The author's longing for acceptance through assimilation is often shadowed by the mystery of the birth mother who was left behind. Interweaving her own experiences & family dynamics, she slowly pieces together the story of her life through the fragmentation of memory. Nguyen effortlessly writes about the silence that centers around her own diaspora. She reflects upon the deep wounds of intergenerational trauma that is rarely ever spoken of. She does so with nuance, poise & care.
"Normal People" is a beautiful story about the painful uncertainty of adolescence and courage it takes to grow up and become your true self. Set in the small Irish town of Carriklea we meet Connell and Marianne, who in spite of their differences start a teenage love affair. This breathtaking novel of young love, desire and coming into one's own is a social commentary on class, societal expectations and mental health.
In the early morning of 1982 while delivering newspapers, 4 pre-teen paper girls are caught up in an intergalactic time war. This graphic novel is filled with suspense, romance along with the growing pains of adolescence. This tale of time travel is a must read for any Sci-Fi fan.
Tegan & Sara's memoir solidifies their status as queer icons. It is a treasure trove of early 90's nostalgia. If you're not familiar with the indie pop musicians, perhaps you'll be enthralled by their tales of teenage rebellion. The twin sister's delve into their personal journals & photographs and their stories bleed into one another as they take turns centering their own narrative in each chapter. This is a beautiful queer coming of age story that should not be missed.