March 2017 Reader Picks
March 2017 LibraryReads Pick is Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
*A Publisher's Weekly "Most Anticipated Young Adult book of Spring 2017"
At only 15 years of age, Tea learns that she is different from the other witches in her family. Her particular powers begin to cause those around her to be fearful of her presence. She finds that she no longer belongs. Tea must overcome obstacles in her life alone.
"Mesmerizing. Chupeco (The Suffering) does a magnificent job of balancing an intimate narrative perspective with sweeping world-building, crafting her tale within a multicultural melting pot of influences as she presses toward a powerful cliffhanger." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
March 2017 Book Club Picks are....
The Atomica Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
*Target retail stores have chosen The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church as their March 2017 Book Club pick.
Meridian Wallace was a brilliant, dynamic young woman who chose to study Ornithology at the University of Chicago in 1941. There she met a professor with whom she fell in love. She eventually deferred her own dreams for his. Her husband became busy with massive projects, including researching the atomic bomb. Medirian came to the life-altering decision that she did not want any part of what her husband was doing.
“A tightly crafted novel.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Church hits the mark in this emotionally driven debut that spans the chapters of a long life . . . What does love require of us? How does one strike a balance between compromise and self‑fulfillment? In her debut novel, Church writes to these issues in a style that is thoughtful and elegant.” —Library Journal
Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder
The 1930's saw some of the worst financial times in American history. It was during this period that a mid-western basketball coach decided to create a dream. He offered hard working young women a free college education for playing on his basketball team. The remarkable women that joined him formed an alliance that was beyond the wildest dreams of any coach.
“..amazing story...Sports fans and general readers alike are sure to find the story both worthwhile and entertaining. A heartwarmingly inspirational tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
*A January 2017 Indie Next Pick
* A January 2017 LibraryReads.org pick
Inspired by true events, The Second Mrs. Hockaday tells the story of a teenage bride who is left to take care of a large farm and an infant child entirely on her own for two years. Her husband, who was called to serve in the Civil War, had no choice but to go. When Mr. Hockaday returns, he finds that his young wife is bound for prison. What really happened while he was away?
“TAUT, ALMOST UNBEARABLE SUSPENSE . . . This galvanizing historical portrait of courage, determination, and abiding love mesmerizes and shocks.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Suspenseful and satisfying.” ─People magazine
The Five-Minute Marriage by Joan Aiken
Gareth and Delphie agree to a sham marriage ceremony as part of a grand plan. He will be fulfilling an obligation to marry before his ill uncle passes away, and she will be given financial assistance for her mother. When the couple discovers their marriage is real, and that Gareth's uncle is not going to die, their world is turned upside down.
"Ingenious...a country-dance in high style, twirled to the tune of a proven virtuoso." -Kirkus Reviews