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Below are some of our Team member’s current favorite books. See what they’re about and then click on the button, “View in Catalog”, with each book to learn more and check availability. We hope you enjoy them as well!

The Land by Mildred Taylor

Inspired by her own history, Ms. Taylor brings truth and power to her award-winning Logan family series. Set in post-war Georgia, this book follows the life of the son of a prosperous landowner. Raised openly by a white father in Georgia he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. At the age of fourteen, he sets out toward the only dream he has ever had: to find land every bit as good as his father’s, and make it his own.

Join Beverly in this post-Civil war journey

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

From Lisa’s website we read, “When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.

“Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changed with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper – the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex women passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journey’s of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.”

Read with Joy as Tandi uncovers the story of a lifetime.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Join the party that four famous siblings throw to celebrate the end of the summer. In the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them… and what they will leave behind

Join Kelly as you get to know Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit and what makes them family.