Sarah Tolmie Pages:109 Published: 2022
The book: The horses of Iceland are small in stature and roam free across the island nation. Where these horses came from originally, is not clear. Tolmie has created a mystical and magical origin story that revolves around a Norse trader and his travels through central Asia.
By Douglas Stuart Pages: 430 Published: 2020
The book: This is the story of Shuggie Bain, a young boy growing up on an impoverished council estate in Glasgow. Shuggie has an alcoholic mother and feels as if he does not fit in anywhere. The novel follows Shuggie growing up as he tries to come to terms with who he is and navigate the hardscrabble world in which he lives.
By Kelly Barnhill Pages: 120 Published: 2023
The book: Somewhere in the American Midwest, a teenage girl lives with her artist mother and young brother. She’s the backbone of the family and the one who holds everything together. One day her mother brings home a 6-foot-tall crane that is wearing shoes and a hat…
Sally Hinchcliffe Pages: 310 Published: 2022
The book: A woman arrives in a remote part of Scotland to start a new life in a small cottage rented from the owner of a local mansion called Hare House. She has left behind a life in London that she does not want to talk about. The family who owns Hare House appears to have secrets too. Strange things happen, and rumors of witchcraft abound. What is really going on at Hare House? What secrets are being hidden? Is there witchcraft at work?
Ramona Emerson Pages: 293 Published: 2022
The book: Rita Todacheene, a Navajo, is a forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force. She is exceptionally good at what she does. Her secret? She has some extra help: Ghosts talk to her.
Anthony Doerr Pages: 530 Published: 2014
The book: A blind twelve-year-old, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, and her father flee Paris, which is under German occupation. They seek refuge with her great uncle in Saint-Malo, an ancient walled French town by the ocean.
In a mining town in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner Pfennig, becomes obsessed with radios and learns how to make and repair them. His radio skills take him first to a Nazi youth camp and from there into the German army, where he tracks resistance radio operators.
This novel is the story of Marie-Laure and Werner’s lives as their paths intersect during the war.