4 Books to Fall in Love With in February
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Out February 10
A stunning debut that is both a compelling mystery and coming of age story set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. M.O. Walsh may not have set out to write a thriller, but he is a master at writing cliffhangers and keeps the reader turning pages as his young narrator slowly reveals what happened to 15-year-old Lindy Simpson in the summer of 1989.
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
Out February 17
A dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War re-enactment, this book from a PEN/Faulkner finalist is being called “a literary coming-of-age novel for a new generation.”
Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason
Called “a gripping read” by Tana French, this new thriller by an author living in the mountains of North Carolina is about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband isn’t what she thought he was.
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
Looking for a bit more magic as Valentine’s Day approaches? Sarah Addison Allen delivers in her followup to Garden Spells as she continues her story of the Waverley women. At the start of First Frost, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are beginning to drop, and the Waverley women give their hearts away too easily, distracted by a silver-eyed stranger who challenges the very heart of their family.