When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen. begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.
A young Nigerian girl, displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community until the pair are discovered and must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices.
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. The book tells the story of the Essex, a ship that was sunk by a whale in leaving the crew at sea for more than 90 days. The movie (March will star Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Benjamin Walker.