the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley
Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late
1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals
immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But
Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has
survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home,
finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then
the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When
two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty,
Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.
Series (3 Book Series)
by John Stonehouse
An American Outlaw 1
An American Kill 2
An American 3
Gilman James comes home from
Iraq--the last of three childhood friends to return. His brothers-in-arms
are mere shadows of their former selves--Gil, unmarked, determines
to take care of them. But how far should a man go for the
people he loves?
Stepping across the line between
right and wrong, Gil finds himself stranded in the Texan desert--as
a bank heist he's planned goes horribly wrong. Pursued into
the badlands by US Marshal John Whicher, a moment of violent
reckoning is set in train.
by Madeline Miller
In the house
of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter
is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like
her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning
to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that
she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can
transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her
occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many
of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including
the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous
Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is
danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly
draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself
pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of
the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must
summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether
she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals
she has come to love.
vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,
Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of
family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as
a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.