Claire Limye Lanme is all her father has. After her mother died giving birth to her, her fisherman father, Nozias, raised her in a tiny shack near the sea in Ville Rose, Haiti. Every year on her birthday, they go together to visit her mother’s grave. And every year, Nozias worries about how his
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown FSG, 2013 318 pages (hardcover) Source: Own Available IndieBound Amazon Powell’s Owen Wedgewood, chef to Lord Ramsey, spends his waking hours perfecting sauce recipes and testing the temperature of his ovens. Until the day pirates burst into the dining room right after the soup course, topple the platters
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher Quirk Books, 2013 176 pages (hardcover) Source: McLean & Eakin Available Amazon Powell’s There I was strolling through McLean & Eakin—a favorite place to stop when I’m in Petoskey, MI—and before me, would you know it, was the book I was looking for.
Everyone calls John Wesley Watson “The Reverend,” even his young wife, Grace. Tall and commanding, he’s the leader of a small band of American missionaries in China in 1910.
Kaan makaan. The “Arabic Once upon a time”: perhaps this happened, perhaps it didn’t. That’s how the uncles in Joseph Geha’s novel tell their coming-to-America stories.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich Harper, 2012 321 pages (hardcover) Available: IndieBound Amazon Powells Joe, the thirteen-year-old narrator of The Round House, is like any boy. He can ride his bike for hours, sneaks a beer in the woods with his buddies, wants to impress his dad, finds his grandpa’s stories alternately fascinating
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer Simon & Schuster, 2012 449 pages (hardcover) Available Amazon Powells IndieBound Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale both toured the Nile in 1850. No evidence suggests that they met during their excursions, but in The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, Enid Shomer imagines that they did.
The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye Unbridled, 2012 280 pages (Kindle) Available Amazon Powell’s Towering pines. Cresting swells. Ravenous men and wolves. Logging teams working the ice road and whiskey runners avoiding the shipping channel. This desperate wilderness becomes the backdrop to a biography of the immigrant experience in Peter Geye’s new novel, The