Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, Harper Collins - To say that 12-year-old Eli Bell lives an unusual life would be a gross understatement. His brother, Gus, communicates by writing words in the air, some of which seem prophetic ...
Tag Archive: coming of age
The End of Loneliness, Benedict Wells, Penguin Books - A mournful, tragic family saga written by German novelist Benedict Wells and translated by Charlotte Collins, “The End of Loneliness” follows lives of three children during a 30-year period beginning in 1980 after their parents die in an automobile accident.
Summer Hours, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Becc Reardon, ace student and fan of Nellie Bly and Ed Murrow, always intended to become a star print journalist.
The Daughter's Tale, Armando Lucas Correa, Atria Books - Armando Lucas Correa’s powerful and sorrowful novel, “The Daughter’s Tale,” returns us to the rise of Nazism in Germany, told through the eyes of young Jewish girl. It’s based on a true account of a woman who was 14 years old when her parents were dispatched to a death camp.
Whiskey When We’re Dry, John Larison, Viking – Jessalyn Harney’s mother dies giving birth on the family’s struggling ranch on the frontier, leaving her father and brother, Noah, to raise her.
The Forgotten Hours, Katrin Schumann, Lake Union - Katie Gregory has a successful consultancy career in New York City. Her lover, Zev, is an older man and a rising artist.
Guilt, Amanda Robson, Avon - Miranda and Zara Cunningham are twins, different in both looks and personality. Zara is a flighty, outgoing and artistic soul with a history of self-harm. Miranda, more stable and grounded, worries for her sister.
Green, Sam Graham-Felsen, Random House – Dave is a “half-Jewish” kid in a mostly black middle school in 1990s Boston.
Book Review: Summer List, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Laura Christie receives a letter out of the blue from an old friend she’d parted from under unpleasant circumstances seventeen years ago.