The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hanna Tinti

I loved this book. Tinti magically draws the reader into this beautiful, complicated and somewhat gritty coming-of-age story. The plot focuses on father, Sam, and his daughter, Loo, who are both haunted by the loss of Lily, their wife and mother, as well as Sam’s...

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

This is Ivey’s second novel following her Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Snow Child, and I truly enjoyed it. Ivey, a native of Alaska, takes up snow-covered lands again in a story written mostly through letters. The characters are complex, unique and true and their...