Casey Cep does an incredible job weaving the stranger-than-fiction series of events between the murderous Reverend Maxwell, the reclusive Harper Lee and her lively counterpart Truman Capote, and a Southern lawyer ahead of his time to tell the three-part story of Furious Hours. Cep finally reveals the story Harper Lee wished to tell years ago through a thoughtfully researched and carefully crafted narrative. If you like courtroom drama,... (read more)Recommended by Ronnie C.
Nina LaCour’s We Are Okay breaks the heart, and then gently repairs it. Admittedly, I was drawn to this book because of its cover. What I discovered was a tender and authentic illustration of the human condition during love, loss, and loneliness — how grief dictates altruism, how the heart distorts rationality and logic. So absorbing, so artfully crafted, my words won’t do it justice.Recommended by Ronnie C.
Little restraint and unflinching fearlessness. Unapologetic. Candid, with a hint of underlying rage. Girl in a Band is a must-read for music lovers, fashion lovers, history buffs, women, men, and everyone in between.Recommended by Ronnie C.