The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. “The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”– Provided by publisher.
Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand contains 26 beautifully photographed craft projects of all different types and skills levels. From knitting socks to making your own soap, this is a fun book just to flip through for inspiration.
Under the Wide and Starry Sky is Nancy Horan’s second novel following her highly acclaimed novel “Loving Frank.” It’s about the relationship between famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. This one has gotten great reviews, you won’t want to miss it!
My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel. A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition. -From jacket notes
Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. This collection of 21 stories features best selling authors George R. R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon and many more. The stories are centered around dangerous women of science fiction and fantasy.
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. In “David and Goliath,” Malcolm Gladwell””challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. – From jacket notes
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. “In her beautiful new account of the lives of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spins a tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue.” (Associated Press)