If you love psychological thrillers, small-town intrigue and the band Nirvana, then Robin Wasserman's latest novel is the summer book for you! Taking us deep in the dark woods of high-school friendship and its twisted loyalties, Girls On Fire is the story of a mysterious suicide and the two teenage girls who explore how far they're willing to go for each other in the choices they make, which will shape their lives and identities for the rest of their lives. You'll be disturbed and titillated to the very end!
With Riverine, Angela Palm reveals a deep talent with her story of coming of age on the banks of the Kankakee River and with the boy she loved, who would eventually lose his way so far, he would end up in prison. Palm takes us with her as she comes to grips with the aftermath of his violent crime, her own family's deeply rooted unhappiness, and how leaving the place where she still considers the most fundamental part of herself shaped the woman she has become.
With her trademark playfulness, Amy Krouse Rosenthal gives us adults who are all the ages we've ever been a delightful experience with her new experimental memoir, Textbook. Inviting the readers to participate via texting, Rosenthal presents her lovely, quirky thoughts and experiences in the most fun of non-linear ways. Touching, thoughtful and utterly original, it's a book that you'll read in one sitting, smiling the entire time.