Valerie Kohler, owner of the Blue Willow Bookshop, hand picks books to foster the love of reading in children of all ages. This month, she picked some books that Mom would love! For more of her faves, visit www.BlueWillowBookshop.com.
American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Roy and Celestial write letters to one another in an attempt to salvage their marriage after Roy is jailed for rape.
Round Midnight by Laura McBride
(Simon & Shuster Publishing)
McBride shines in her second novel set in Las Vegas, revealing love, loss, hope and redemption among real people living ordinary lives.
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
In this thought-provoking novel about double standards, Aviva is an ambitious congressional intern whose affair with her boss is publicized, forcing her to recreate herself.
Promise by Minrose Gwin
In 1936 Mississippi, two families –one black and one white –deal with the aftermath of a destructive tornado and fraught family relationships.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
In this compelling novel, the intersecting lives of a wealthy family and a single mother reveal contrasts in values and child-rearing in suburban Ohio.
The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn
Anna Fox, agoraphobic and a substance abuser, may not be a reliable witness to a murder at her neighbors’ home. Great twisty fun!
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
A chance meeting leads Alexa and Drew to try to make a long distance relationship work in this clever romance.
Mothers Of Sparta by Dawn Davies
Davies writes a moving and upbeat memoir of her childhood, marriages, children and pets, offering insights into large philosophical issues and simple struggles of life.