The Things We Lost in the Fire, written by Mariana Enriquez, is an anthology of stories set in modern Argentina.
How do we come to terms with our mortality? How do we want to be remembered? Lauren Grodstein’s Our Short History follows the story of Karen Neulander, who has stage IV ovarian cancer, and her son, Jake. Candid and poignant, this novel is an accurate representation of life with all its intricacies and beauty.
As the saying goes, “You can never go home again”. Phillip Lewis’ debut novel The Barrowfields explores the essence of home and family, and the idea of ones dreams and desires.
Melissa Scrivner Love’s debut novel, Lola, tells the story of an unlikely heroine who secretly leads a small gang in South Central Los Angeles called the Crenshaw Six.
The essence of art is transcendent in nature. A single piece of art can mean many things. In Ellen Umansky’s debut novel, The Fortunate Ones, art embodies love, loss, and friendship. The story centers around a missing painting and how it has brought two women, Rose Zimmer and Lizzie Goldstein, together.
Great stories are often times the unexpected and the most peculiar ones. Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Award winning classic A Wrinkle In Time follows the journey of Meg Murry, with her brother and her friend, through space and time to find her missing father.
To truly understand ourselves, we must deeply look into our own history. In Thi Bui’s graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, she traces her family’s journey from a war-torn Vietnam to the United States. She illuminates the human experience through breathtaking art and narrative.
“Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them.” – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
February! Not only this is a month dedicated for love, it’s also honors Black History Month. I must also say that I’ve been impressed with the array of diverse reads coming out this year, and I’d like to share my book picks for February.