YPL Staff Picks
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Mrs. March - Virginia Feito
A compelling read into the daily thoughts of a woman who is married to a successful author. Raised in a wealthy family, first and foremost in her mind is what other people think of her. The impression she makes on them. After discovering her husband’s latest book may be based on her, Mrs. March’s thoughts spiral into something much darker.
The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave
When her husband of a year disappears, leaving her a note that says, “Protect Her”, Hannah trusts him enough that she is willing to do her best to protect his daughter. So begins her search for the man she realizes she never really knew. With his teenage daughter in tow, she decides to actively dig into his dangerous past and the memories his daughter didn’t know she had. This one kept my attention and is a quick read.
Mary Jane - Jessica Blau
A teenager, Mary Jane, takes a summer babysitting job for a hip neighbor couple. Raised by her very proper mother to be able to take care of a home, Mary Jane takes control of the neighbor’s child, meals, and messy house. She becomes a trusted friend to them while they hide a rock star who is getting help for addiction. A nice coming of age story set in the 70’s.
Down Range - Taylor Moore
Moore creates a defined character, Garrett Khol who grew up and lives on a ranch in the Texas panhandle and who secretly works for the DEA. While protecting an Afgan refugee boy, Garrett fights a Mexican cartel that is moving drugs in his home state. A good debut novel in the vein of C.J. Box.
The Skook - JP Miller
This one is hard to find and you'll have to request a special order - but it's the interesting tale of a man that gets trapped in a cave, visited by the imaginary "Skook" he created for his children long ago and there's also some other creatures in there with him. This one is hard to explain but I recommend highly.
Raft of Stars - Andrew Graff
Young boys, Fish and Bread, are on the run believing they just murdered Bread’s abusive father. Fleeing to the nearby woods and river they are conflicted by both mental and physical obstacles. Is running is the right thing to do? It is a journey of discovery for both the boys and the people searching for them. Very good and a quick read.
The Push - Ashley Audrain
What a great book about a woman that never wanted to be a mother and then she becomes one. She is unsure of her motherly instincts. The author has her, and the reader, guessing through the whole book. This book is filled with suspense until the very last sentence!