Home in the Woods

This picture book from Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother s childhood and pays homage to a family s fortitude as they discover the meaning of home Eliza Wheeler s book tells the story of what happens when six year old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mom must start all over again after

Among the Fallen

In a time when losing her virginity condemns a young woman to a being a criminal, a prostitute, or worse one famous man offers a way out In 1857 the beloved author Charles Dickens is at the height of his fame Committed to saving the fallen girls of London, he founds Urania Cottage, a haven where

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in

Allie and Bea

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what s rightfully hers, even

Front Desk

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets Number 1 She lives in a motel, not a big house Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten year old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests Number 2 Her parents hide immigrants And if the mean motel owner, Mr Yao,

The Mars Room

It s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women s Correctional Facility, deep in California s Central Valley Outside is the world from which she has been severed the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson Inside is a new reality