June's Book Club Selection

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.  —Madeleine L'Engle

731. That's the number of pages in the book we originally planned for June's book club selection. Fresh off the pity train, that's just too steep a mountain to climb. Ain't nobody got time for that...around here, anyway. Sorry history, and Alexander Hamilton, you'll have to wait. We're going with a brand new book instead—hot off the literary presses as of May 3rd. How's that for on top of our game? We were sold the minute we read this review from the New York Times: "Wrenching and true...comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty."

So Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk it is! Don't let the fact that it's a novel for ages 10 and up scare you off—it's receiving stunning reviews from the young and old alike. Here's hoping we all love it as much as Cam and Phil love the latest Silverton novel.

Posted by Rachel