Raffle Bundle: Book Clubs
This collection of books would all provoke wonderful book club discussions; included are four mini notepads for jotting down notes for upcoming meetings.
Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström is a Nigerian-American author and photographer currently based in Sweden. Her novel, In Every Mirror She's Black, is about three Black women who are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm and their struggle to assimilate into a society that ignores their worth.
MacArthur Park, from Judith Freeman, is about childhood friends, Jolene and Verna, whose complicated relationship has become strained when Verna marries Jolene's ex-husband. When Jolene asks Verna for a final favor—to take a road trip back to their small hometown in Utah, they are forced to confront their shared history.
Kristin Hannah's books, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone, have been well received by bookclubs; her latest, Four Winds, doesn't disappoint. During the height of the Great Depression, Elsa Martinelli looks down the barrel of the Dust Bowl, preparing to make an agonizing choice between staying in Texas and going west to California.
Debut novelist, Ethan Joella, brings a small Connecticut city to life in A Little Hope. In a series of vignettes, various interconnected residents of the town must come together to support each other through grief to come to a place of hope.
Apples Never Fall is the latest from Liane Moriarty, the author of Nine Perfect Strangers. This engrossing psychological thriller centers on a couple who have been married for fifty years and have become discontented in their retirement. When they welcome a distressed young woman into their home, their children become suspicious of her motivations. When their mother disappears, the family becomes tangled into the investigations, exposing each other's darkest secrets.
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With thanks to our publisher partners:
Toi Crockett (Simon and Schuster)
Suzi Hough (Imprint Group)
Jenn Ramage (Penguin Random House)
Gigi Reinheimer (MacMillan)