Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
This book is delightful and will easily win readers over. If the story doesn't pull you in (which would be difficult), then the artwork will! It's a perfect match between storyteller and artist, full of whimsy, quirkiness, and heart.
The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods (9780525515210*, Philomel Books), recommended by The Story Shop, Monroe, GA.