#LibraryReads has released its March list and it’s filled with awesome reads. Personally, I’ve been looking forward to Susan Crawford’s The Pocket Wife which made it onto my Most Anticipated Debuts list for the year.
Also on the list are, among others,
- The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
- The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose
- Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
And, one I hadn’t been aware of before but sounds really good, Where All the Light Tends to Go by David Joy. The librarians recommend it for fans of Ron Rash, which I most definitely am.
Here’s the blurb:
The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.
Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he’s ever known.