I am giving Killingly readers the inside scoop on these highly anticipated books; if you are interested in any of them, be sure to mark your calendar and get your request in early because there will be sure to be a wait on them!
The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman (March 20)
The death of a friend from suicide brings five high school friends together for the first time in years. While coming to terms with the loss, these friends also grapple with the mistakes of the past and why their friend abandoned them years ago.
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (March 27th)
The last person Alice expected on her doorstep in Tangiers was her college friend Lucy. When Alice's husband goes missing after her appearance, she can't help but question everything about her life and decisions she has made.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (April 3)
Greer Kadestky is a shy college student mostly content with her boyfriend, education, and plan in life but something seems missing. When she meets famous feminist Faith Frank, all of her plans for the future are thrown into the air.
Varina by Charles Frazier (April 3)
Fans of Cold Mountain will adore this story set in the same location as Cold Mountain. Varina, a teenager with limited marriage prospects. When she agrees to marry widower Jefferson Davis, she has no idea this Mississippi land owner had political aspirations, let alone be made the President of the Confederacy.
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (April 10)
One of the most famous names in Nordic noir sets his latest novel, a re-telling of the Shakespeare classic, in a rundown industrial town in the 1970's. Duncan, the chief of police, serves as champion for this beleaguered town against the drug lords seeking to claim its very soul.
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (April 10)
A frank, yet compelling biography of Sandra Parkhurst, who went from a sad little boy growing up in violence, to a compassionate woman who helps clients cope with the devastation and overwhelming burden associated with the effects of deceased loved ones.
Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay (May 1)
In the wake of the Time's Up movement, Roxane Gay compiled a provocative and insightful collection of essays addressing harassment, power struggle, and violence faced by women. Contributors include: Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union.
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam (May 8)
Rebecca Sloan finds herself at odds as a first time mother. Like so many others, she struggles with maintaining her identity while immersed in raising her child. She hires Priscilla to be her nanny and through her she learns not only how to be a mother but also gains a new understanding of what it is like to raise a black child.
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (May 8)
The latest from the acclaimed author of The English Patient. 1945 London: Teenagers Rachel and Nathaniel are sent to live with a mysterious man known as "The Moth" while their parents move to Singapore. The Moth and his small group of friends may or may not be criminals. They share a vague service history and a strange fixation on keeping the teens safe at all costs. A decade later, after their mother returns to London alone, Nathaniel tries to piece information together in order to discover just what was going on during their years with Moth.
Which of these books are you putting on your "to be read" list? Was there an upcoming release I didn't mention? Let us know!