Queen of Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Charley Bordelon’s father left her eight hundred acres of sugarcane in rural Louisiana so she and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, head on over from LA.

Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend
Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, wants to get out of Kentucky and her piano playing fingers may be the ticket. Honestly about half this book was unnecessary. The other half was really great. My favorite part was the peek into the booming jazz scene in Harlem.

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
A comic look at futuristic America – life, work and improbable love. ♥♥

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Set in early nineteenth century Charleston, Sarah’s eleventh birthday present is ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow them over the next thirty five years, as they find their way in the world. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke. ♥♥♥

The Map of Enough by Molly Caro May
Molly Caro’s family never settled in one place for long. She kept the tradition alive and moved from foreign country to another, but shy of thirty years old, everything changed when she and her fiancé move to 107 acres in Montana. ♥♥

The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout’s
AhhHaa. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones. This story of early pioneers in 1850s American West puts us inside the sod huts and hardship that the women had to endure. It seems after each harsh, endless winter there are several wives gone crazy and a “homesman” must be found to escort  them back East, to a sanitarium. ♥♥♥♥

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