1. The Illusion of Leaving
by Jeannette Brown
This novel set in west Texas evokes the emotional pull of home and upbringing and is full of humor and vivid characters. When a tornado razes part of her hometown, Jamie realizes that she is not immune to the pull of the land, and finally becomes part of the community.
2. Bob and Becky’s Restaurant Recipes
by Bob and Becky Luper
For decades, Naples Italian Restaurant in West Knoxville served up hot Italian food and warm memories. Now its former owners bring its most popular dishes to readers’ kitchens through their cookbook.
3. The Overstory
by Richard Powers
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about trees, our environment, and our world. One reviewer called it “a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and understand the world around us, at a moment when that is desperately needed.”
4. The Glass Hotel
by Emily St. John Mandel
Set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events — a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. The Glass Hotel is a masterpiece on the level with Mandel’s stunning novel Station Eleven.
by Glennon Doyle
A memoir jam-packed with life lessons for all modern feminists struggling to find their place in today’s world, Untamed is reviewed as a liberation for women, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
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