We asked Fiction Librarian Liz which books she’s recommending today.
She chose a combination of evocative stories that touch upon the mysterious and tragic, while searching for a measure of hope in complex situations.
The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys