Karen's Current Picks
Poverty, depression, drugs in a small town in the Kentucky mountains. Not exactly uplifting right? But, there's a mystery in this town and along with it, there's opportunity to make a choice. Choose hope and take charge of your life or leave...disappear (so easy to do)! You might think this is about choice but it's really about "deciding to choose." A definite "must read!"
You will love traveling with Emmett, Billy, Wooly and Duchess, 4 young men seeking a better future by way of the Lincoln Highway. What a trip! Although the goal was to drive to California, it's a crazy adventure that takes them from Nebraska to New York. My favorite character, quirky Wooly, put it best when he explained the difference between an "every-day" day and a "one-of-a-kind" day. May you find your "one-of-a-kind" day as you travel along the Lincoln Highway. Enjoy the ride!
Everyone should have a little magic in their lives. This is a story of friendship between Bert and Lucy (and Lucy's hero from her favorite book Nancy Drew). There's a OUIJA board (the "spirit" board), a woman who sees into the future, and a missing body, all contributing to the lively imagination of these two best friends. Times are hard in 1943 North Carolina, but Bert and Lucy only see an opportunity to solve a great mystery. You will not want to stop reading once you begin this beautifully written story.
1888 in Dakota Territory. The lure of free land brings immigrants and settlers from the East to this wild and lonely place. A sunnny winter day turns cold and snowy and threatens to turn deadly. Children walking miles home are worried. Continue or turn back to school. Decisions that will change destiny.