The Yellow Birds / Kevin Powers. In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger.
All that is solid melts into air / Darragh McKeon: In the wake of the Chernobyl disaster the Soviet Union begins to collapse changing forever the lives of a nine-year old child prodigy, his aunt, a leading surgeon, and a teenage boy in a rural village.
Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. a stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, and a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town
Marilynne Robinson on Democracy, Reading, and Religion in America
When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays, Marilynne Robinson Author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Gilead, Robinson is already a legend in her own right, and these essays on the state of the world are as tightly imagined and insightful as ever.