The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
By: Katarina Bivald
Sara is from Sweden and she has traveled a long way to Broken Wheel, Iowa, in order to meet her pen pal, Amy. Amy described a lovely town, yet Sara is surprised at the actual dilapidated conditions of this small place. Sara is also caught off guard by the news of her friend’s passing. The people of Broken Wheel are friendly, but they aren’t readers. Sara decides to share her love of reading with the town, so she opens a bookstore in her friend’s honor. Slowly but surely, Sara and the books win over the residents and this small town begins to feel alive again.
One Thousand White Women
By: Jim Fergus
Set in 1875, May Dodd is among the group of women selected to marry the Cheyenne Indians as part of a program created by Grant to help assimilate Indians into a new way of life. May Dodd strikes the interest of the Chief and becomes one of his wives. May and her friends are soon thrusted into the Cheyenne tribes and find themselves forced to decide between two vastly different cultures.
By: Kimberly McCreight
Kate Baron is a single mother and a successful, busy lawyer. Her work day is interrupted when she receives a call from her daughter’s school, stating that good girl, Amelia was in trouble. By the time she arrives to the school, Amelia is dead and Kate is left wondering what could have triggered these events. As the school brushes everything to the side, Kate digs through the intimate details of her daughter’s life, determined to find out the truth. Did Amelia really commit suicide or was she brutally murdered?
By: Jodi Picoult
Young Jenna Metcalf has been searching for her Mom, Alice, for years. Alice loved elephants and worked with researching their characteristics and preserving their safety. Jenna, desperate for answers, seeks guidance from a troubled psychic and a depressed investigator. The trio will use Alice’s scientific journals to reconstruct the final days before her disappearance. Will Jenna ever find Alice, or is her mom lost forever?