Every day’s a good day to read…whether it is a title that may challenge you, one that will entertain you or one that just might scare you silly!
Home by Toni Morrison is another powerful , challenging story from an author known for them . Here she tells the story of Frank Money, a man who returns from fighting in the Korean War with much to deal with. Incarcerated in a mental hospital because of post traumatic stress, he knows he has to get out and return his sister to their hometown in Georgia. There he faces up to the horrors of war, his anger at his treatment in his hometown and the need to take on personal responsibility for his life.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is a re-telling of a Russian folk tale. Jack and Mabel find their way to Alaska, hoping to start a new life. Snowbound and anxious to make it through their first winter, they head outside and make a snow child. The next morning, it’s gone, but a mysterious, wild child is soon seen in the woods – could it be the snow child come to life?
The Passage by Justin Cronin is the first in a series, chronicling the results of a government experiment gone wrong. Civilization as we know it is gone, and the stunned survivors must face a daily struggle to survive as well as avoid the dark forces unleashed. A small band of people are trekking across the United States, looking for fellow “uninfecteds” and a way to save humankind. The sequel – The Twelve – is due out this summer.