February 11, 2014

reading list

reading list | TWELFTH AVENUE

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell. This literary novel, an exploration of the complexity of love and family, has received rave reviews since its publication earlier this year. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.

The Last Days of California by Mary Miller. “Fifteen-year-old Jess is on a road trip to the end of the world. Her evangelical father has packed up the family and left their Montgomery, Alabama, home behind to drive west in anticipation of the rapture, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the imminent Second Coming.” (amazon.com) Consider my interest piqued.

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. Now a motion picture, New York Times bestseller Winter’s Tale is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, he leaves a handwritten will as an act to bring his children, maid, and Jake Brigance from A Time To Kill, into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.