Great news: So many fantastic books were released in January that are perfect reads for Book Clubs. I have read all of the following and would highly recommend them as a future pick for your group. Remember to save these for your Spring or Summer choices, as they are still new releases at the Library! Enjoy …
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
“In a parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone, two long-time friends return to their ruined home village and struggle to rebuild in the face of violence, scarcity, and a corrupt foreign mining company.”
*Received Starred Reviews from Library Journal & Kirkus Reviews.
The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton
“Desperate to understand the war that claimed the life of his brother, journalist John Easley heads to Alaska to investigate the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands, while his wife is forced to reimagine who she is and what she is capable of doing after he disappears.”
*Received Starred Reviews from Library Journal.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
“Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.”
*Received Starred Reviews from Booklist, Library Journal & Kirkus Reviews.
All summaries from the publishers.
– Jackie, Readers’ Services