– I’d heard of Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat before, but hadn’t read one of her books. The recent tragic events in Haiti brought the author to my attention again and this book looked interesting. I love the title and the cover.
Black Mountain Breakdown by Lee Smith
– I loved Lee Smith’s epistolary novel Fair and Tender Ladies, which I read a couple of summers ago. As with that novel, Black Mountain Breakdown circles around the life of an Appalachian woman. Fair and Tender Ladies‘ protagonist Ivy Rowe was a fantastic character, and I hope this book has a similarly engaging protagonist.