Speaking of impressive debut novels, Zia Haider Rahman has found similar success with In Light of What We Know. It landed on numerous "best of 2014" lists, from NPR to the The New Yorker. With a debut like this, readers will certainly be on the lookout for Rahman's future work.
The Uncommon Reader - by Alan Bennett If I had to choose a desert island book, it would be a pictorial dictionary, purely to keep my writing going but ‘The Uncommon Reader’ would be in my top three fictions (along with Roald Dahl’s and Kate Atkinson’s short story collections). 5 stars for a darned good read.
Return to Crutcher Mountain - by Melinda Clayton Genre of this Book: Southern fiction. As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse. At the age of thirteen, she was rescued by reclusive mountain woman Billy May Platte. Now forty-seven, Jessie is outwardly successful but inwardly struggles to reconcile the broken pieces of her past.