The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter By Carson McCullers 356 pages; Houghton Mifflin I love this book! I had heard about this book for years and then my dear friend Julia Roberts did an interview in O, The Oprah Magazine and she listed this as one of her favorite books of all times. The book I love so much—recommended to me by Julia—is The Heart Is a Lonely Hunterby Carson McCullers. It's a great, great read and not hard at all. —Oprah
Alien invasions, a farmhouse romance, humanity's last standwhy let younger readers have all the fun? Get lost in Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave (G.P. Putnam's Sons), a gripping adventure whose hero, a girl next door turned survivalist, must search through civilization's rubble for her brother while evading hunters who only look human.
On the Come Up by Hannah Weyer - "Hannah Weyer goes the distance in creating a novel that is authentic, even as it delves in the dreamlike reality of a pregnant teenage girl’s journey from her home in the projects of Far Rockaway, Queens, to movie screenings at Sundance, where she makes her debut. Anne-Marie’s voice is raw, distinct, and courageous. Her pain and triumphs are the readers’, in this heartfelt and gritty narrative."
Men We Reaped: A Memoir - Once upon a time, many young black men lost their lives to violence, drugs and societal neglect - if only this wasn't still the painful truth in America. National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward has written a memoir of her youth in coastal Mississippi, where life is hard if you are poor and often deadly if you are a black male. Prepare yourself for a wrenching read and endeavor to remain un-numbed - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts.