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!
A sweeping epic family story that will continue to echo long past the final page, Bridge of Clay will most certainly be the MOST talked about book of the Fall on both the kids and adult lists. No one, once introduced to the achingly sweet, tragic, rough and tumble Dunbar Boys could ever forget them even for a moment. Bridge of Clay is an absolute must-read for those long rainy or snowy autumn weekends.
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak ($26.00*, Knopf Books for Young Readers), recommended by The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC.