Actually Al, we beg to differ on that. We are still waiting for Spring to happen here on the Tundra. May wasn’t much but we are forever hopeful that some fabulous beach weather is right around the corner.
Here is what we wish for your beach bag this month!
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones is a wonderful read. How can you ignore a book with this as an opening line, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.” These are the words of his secret daughter, Dana as she tells the story of her family, and that of her half sister Bunny. While their father does all that he can to insure that the two never meet, they do and let us just say that things do not end well. Jones’ writing is amazing and you will really come to love both girls.
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister is one that we are looking forward to. Her collection of connected short stories, The School of Essential Ingredients, is a real Desketeer favorite. A cancer survivor throws a dinner party for 5 of her closest girlfriends. With a toast she dares them to confront the one thing that has terrified each of them and she will choose it for them. We love this premise and can’t wait to dive in.
Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen promises to be a delicious summer read. When the father of the family dies under mysterious circumstances, the Fleming family leaves Bonn for the Scottish Hebrides. Once there they each deal with their grief in different ways but it soon becomes apparent that Dad may have been up to some pretty shading dealings in the Diplomatic community and that their very lives could be in danger.
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai looks like it will become one of our favorites. When a precocious 10 year old Ian ropes his favorite librarian Lucy into helping him escape the plans his over bearing mother has made for him, it turns out that an adventure is just what they both needed. And yes, the title is from the classic children’s book The Borrowers.
We wish you a joyous June!