2023 Staff Favorites

Check out what Berlin-Peck staff read and loved in 2023!

December 1, 2023

Check out what we read and loved in 2023!


Realistic fiction:

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Speculative fiction:

Other fiction:


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Infused by Henrietta Lovell

Adventures In Tea

Henrietta Lovell

In this blend of travel writing, memoir, recipes and stunning photography, the ‘Rare Tea Lady’ takes readers along on her quest around the world to revolutionize the way we drink tea.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Dee Brown

Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown introduces readers to great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes, revealing in heartwrenching detail the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that methodically stripped them of freedom.

You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy

You’re Not Listening

Kate Murphy

How well we listen determines how we love, learn, and connect with one another, and in this moment when we need to hear and be heard more than ever, this thought-provoking and engaging book shows us how.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed?

Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice On Love And Life From Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed?

Top-selected postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus’ popular “Dear Sugar” online column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships.

Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo

Master Slave Husband Wife
An Epic Journey From Slavery To Freedom

Ilyon Woo

The remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled white man and William posing as “his” slave.



In Love by Amy Bloom

In Love

Amy Bloom

The New York Times best-selling author tells the story of her husband’s battle with early onset Alzheimer’s, their determination to support one another and his eventual decision to end his own life with dignity.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


Laura Hillenbrand

The story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

The Watchmaker's Daughter by Larry Loftis

The Watchmaker’s Daughter

Larry Loftis

The first major biography of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II-at the cost of losing her family and being sent to a concentration camp, only to survive, forgive her captors and live the rest of her life as a Christian missionary.

You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith

You Could Make This Place Beautiful

Maggie Smith

The award-winning poet explores the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself, interweaving snapshots of a life with meditations on secrets, anger, forgiveness and narrative itself and revealing how, in the aftermath of loss, we can discover our power and make something beautiful.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family’s nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.


Contemporary Fiction

The School Of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The School Of Essential Ingredients

Erica Bauermeister

Gathering at Lillian’s Restaurant for a weekly cooking class, a young mother struggles with the growing demands of her family, an Italian kitchen designer works to adapt to life in America, and a widower mourns the loss of his wife to breast cancer.

Earth's The Right Place For Love by Elizabeth Berg

Earth’s The Right Place For Love

Elizabeth Berg

Arthur becomes friends with the hottest girl in his class even though she has a crush on his older brother and must come to terms with grief and how to go on when a sudden tragedy changes his world.

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

In a small Irish town in 1985, while delivering an order to the local convent, coal merchant and family man makes a discovery that forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang


R.F. Kuang

After the death of her literary rival in a freak accident, author June Hayward steals her just-finished masterpiece, sending it to her agent as her own work, but as emerging evidence threatens her success, she discovers how far she’ll go to keep what shethinks she deserves.

Stolen by Ann-Helen Laestadius


Ann-Helen Laestadius

As hatred and threats against the Sami reindeer herders escalate, resulting in more reindeer being tortured and killed, Elsa, a young Indigenous woman, decides to push back on the apathetic police force, making her the target of a devious hunter who wants to silence her forever.

The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan

The Book Club Hotel

Sarah Morgan

While dealing with her fully booked inn for the holidays, widow and single mom Hattie Coleman just wants to make it through the festive season and is not prepared when her own story becomes entwined in those of three lifelong friends, changing all their lives during the most enchanting time of the year.

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace

The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising.

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake

Charmaine Wilkerson

Two estranged siblings try to reclaim the closeness they once shared while trying to piece together their late mother’s life story and fulfill her last request of sharing a traditional Caribbean black cake ‘when the time is right.’


Historical Fiction

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese


Laurie Lico Albanese

Arriving in Salem from Scotland in the early 1800s and left penniless and alone by her husband in a strange country, Isobel is instantly drawn to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Postcard by Anne Berest?

The Postcard

Anne Berest?

Fifteen years after the arrival of an anonymous postcard with the names of her maternal great-grandparents and their children—all killed at Auschwitz—Anne Berest is moved to discover who sent it and why and embarks on a journey to learn the fate of the Rabinovitch family.

The House Of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson?

The House Of Eve

Sadeqa Johnson?

In 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, the lives of 15-year-old Ruby Pearsall, whose taboo affair threatens her dreams of being the first in her family to attend college, and Eleanor Quarles, who hopes having a baby will gain her husband’s wealthy family’s acceptance, collide in the most unexpected of ways.

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother’s position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.

The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelly

The Golden Doves

Martha Hall Kelly

To finally secure justice and protect the ones they love, two former female spies, American Josie Anderson and Parisian Arlette LaRue, aka the Golden Doves, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II.

The Librarian Of Burned Books by Brianna Labuskes

The Librarian Of Burned Books

Brianna Labuskes

Set against the backdrop of World War II, this novel, inspired by the true story of the Council of Books in Wartime, follows three women whose fates become intertwined by their belief in the power and goodness in the written word to triumph over the verydarkest moments of war.

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts

This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.

The Matchmaker's Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Matchmaker’s Gift

Lynda Cohen Loigman

After her beloved grandmother passes away, leaving behind a collection of handwritten journals recording the details of her matches, Abby, a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, finds more questions than answers as she discovers she also has the unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

The story of Pecola Breedlove, an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes, and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.

Hamnet by Maggie O�Farrell


Maggie O’Farrell

The evocative story of a young Shakespeare’s marriage to a talented herbalist before the ravaging death of their 11-year-old son shapes the production of his greatest play.

West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

West With Giraffes

Lynda Rutledge

An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America.


Humorous Fiction

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Nature Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Honey Santana, the bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes,” has plans to give Boyd Shreave and his mistress a lesson in civility, unaware that she is being followed by her obsessed ex-employer and her one-time drug runner ex-husband.

A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy Of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole

Here is Ignatius Reilly: slob extraordinary, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one, who is in violent revolt against the entire modern age, lying in his flannel nightshirt in a back bedroom on Constantinople Street in New Orleans, who between gigantic seizures of flatulence and eructations is filling dozens of Big Chief tablets with invective.



The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Bodyguard

Katherine Center

Hired as superstar actor Jack Stapleton’s bodyguard, Hannah Brooks must pose as his girlfriend while visiting his family’s ranch in Texas where she finds it easy to protect him, but hard to protect her own, long-neglected heart.

The Lonely Hearts Book Club by Lucy Gilmore

The Lonely Hearts Book Club

Lucy Gilmore

A young librarian and an old curmudgeon forge the unlikeliest of friendships in this charming, feel-good novel about one misfit book club and the lives (and loves) it changed along the way.

Out Of The Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins

Out Of The Clear Blue Sky

Kristan Higgins

When her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman, Lillie, furious and with limited options of whom to turn to for help, finds unexpected allies who come to her aid, while, at the same time, she comes to theirs.

Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

Don’t You Forget About Me

Mhairi McFarlane

If there’s anything worse than being fired from the lousiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else. Georgina takes the next job that comes her way. There’s only one problem: it’s run by the guy she fell in love with years ago. And—make that two problems—he doesn’t remember her. At all.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One True Loves

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Years after losing her husband in a helicopter accident, Emma Blair gradually puts her life back together and finds healing and love through her engagement to an old friend before her husband is found alive, forcing her to choose between her first and second loves.

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Romantic Comedy

Curtis Sittenfeld

A sketch writer for a late-night comedy show, Sally Milz pokes fun at the phenomenon of talented but average men who’ve gotten romantically involved with beautiful women and how the reverse never happens until she meets a pop music sensation who flips the script on all her assumptions.


Cozy Mystery

Every Trick In The Book by Lucy Arlington

Every Trick In The Book

Lucy Arlington

When she discovers the dead body of an editor whom she resembles during the Book and Author Festival, literary agent Lila Wilks investigates, trying to find a link between the editor’s murder and that of a promising new author.

A Troubling Tail by Laurie Cass

A Troubling Tail

Laurie Cass

Librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie get into a sticky situation when they investigate the murder of one of their favorite patrons, the owner of Henika’s Candy Emporium, determined to bring a killer to sweet justice.

The Game Is A Footnote by Vicki Delany

The Game Is A Footnote

Vicki Delany

Asked to look into some strange happenings at Scarlet House, a historical re-enactment museum, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and Jayne instead find a dead body and suspect foul play as secrets about the museum come to light.

License To Dill by Mary Ellen Hughes

License To Dill

Mary Ellen Hughes

Piper Lamb, a fruit and vegetable preserver, finds herself in quite a pickle when her ex-fiance drops in for a visit and her dill supplier, local farmer Gerald Standley, is accused of murdering his bitter rival, the manager of an Italian soccer team.


Mystery & Thriller

The Last Word by Taylor Adams

The Last Word

Taylor Adams

After posting a one-star review for a poorly written—but gruesome—horror novel, Emma Carpenter is dragged into an online argument with the author himself, but when disturbing incidents start happening at night, Emma digs into his life and work, discovering a sadistic man who is capable of anything.

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

I Will Find You

Harlan Coben

Receiving evidence that his son might still be alive, an innocent father convicted of murdering his own child breaks out of prison to uncover the truth.

Faithful Place by Tana French

Faithful Place

Tana French

Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place.

Running Grave by Robert Galbraith

Running Grave

Robert Galbraith

In the seventh installment in the Strike series, Cormoran and Robin must rescue a man ensnared in the trap of a dangerous cult.

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry

Jane Harper

Receiving a sinister anonymous note after his best friend’s suspicious death, federal agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a twenty-year-old false alibi against a backdrop of the worst drought Melbourne has seen in a century.

None Of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

None Of This Is True

Lisa Jewell

Popular podcaster Alix Summer becomes the subject of her own podcast after a woman named Josie Fair comes into her life and then disappears, leaving behind a terrible and terrifying legacy that puts her life and her family’s lives in mortal danger.

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

Happiness Falls

Angie Kim

Mia isn’t initially concerned when her family fails to return from a walk, until her mute brother Eugene, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, returns bloody and alone and is unable to describe what happened to their father.

Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

Just The Nicest Couple

Mary Kubica

When her husband Jack vanishes without a trace, Nina Hayes will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, which, unbeknownst to her, is inextricably linked to their close friends, who may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing.

Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena

Everyone Here Is Lying

Shari Lapena

A father who had been having an affair that just ended badly discovers his difficult daughter unexpectedly home from school and loses his temper, ultimately discovering he’s not the only one harboring secrets when she goes missing several hours later.

Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

Small Mercies

Dennis Lehane

1974 Boston, as a heatwave blankets the city. Mary Pat Fennessey, in a desperate search for her missing daughter, asks questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, who doesn’t take kindly to anyone who threatens his business.

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister?

Just Another Missing Person

Gillian McAllister?

While investigating the disappearance of 22-year-old Oliva, detective Julia discovers that—to save her own family—she must not find out what happened to Oliva and must frame somebody else for her murder.

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

The Housemaid

Freida McFadden

A young woman with a troubled past finds herself employed as a housekeeper for Nina Winchester, a wealthy woman grappling with apparent mental health issues.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes

Sarah Pinborough

The secretary of a successful psychiatrist is drawn into the seemingly picture-perfect life of her boss and his wife before discovering a complex web of controlling behaviors and secrets that gradually reveal profound and dangerous flaws in the couple’s relationship.

All The Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham?

All The Dangerous Things

Stacy Willingham?

After her son is kidnapped while sleeping in his crib, a mother agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster with ulterior motives.


Speculative Fiction

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

A raw debut story collection from a young writer is a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison

Such Sharp Teeth

Rachel Harrison

When she is attacked by a huge animal, Rory Morris becomes unnaturally strong, changing into someone else—or something else—and wonders if she is putting those close to her in danger or if embracing the wildness inside her is the key to acceptance.

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus


Daniel Kraus

Diving in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach to find the remains of his deceased father, Jay Gardiner, in a terrifying turn of events, is swallowed by a sperm whale and has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out—one hour to defeat his demons and escape.

How High We Go In The Dark by Nagamatsu Sequoia

How High We Go In The Dark

Nagamatsu Sequoia

Spanning hundreds of years, a cast of intricately linked characters struggle with the Arctic Plague, an ancient illness accidentally unleashed by researchers investigating the melting permafrost in 2030, which forces humanity to continually reinvent itself to survive.


Science Fiction

A Psalm For The Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

A Psalm For The Wild-Built

Becky Chambers

Centuries after disappearing into the wilderness en masse, the sentient robots of Panga return to visit with a tea monk and answer their burning question, ‘What do people need?’ in the first novel of a new series.

In The Lives Of Puppets by TJ Klune

In The Lives Of Puppets

TJ Klune

When an unwitting act of betrayal leads to the capture of his android Gio, who once hunted humans, Victor Lawson and his assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to the City of Electric Dreams to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Bubblegum by Adam Levin


Adam Levin

In an alternate present-day world in which the Internet doesn’t exist, one of the first owners of a popular interactive ‘flesh and bone’ robot called Curio grapples with the outside world as he attempts to write his memoir.

Starter Villain by John Scalzi

Starter Villain

John Scalzi

When his long-lost uncle dies, leaving him his supervillain business, Charlie, as rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital come after him, finds going bad looking pretty good with unionized dolphins, hyperintelligent talking spy cats and a terrifying henchperson at his side.

The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian Walker

The End Of The World Running Club

Adrian Walker

Asteroids are striking Earth, the end of the world is near, and Edgar Hill is on the wrong side of the country. Over five hundred miles of devastated wastelands stretch between him and his family, and every second counts.



Slewfoot by Brom



A recently widowed outcast, Abitha turns to Slewfoot, an ancient spirit who has awakened in a dark wood, for help, and together they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan, leaving ashes and bloodshed in their wake.

Weyward by Emilia Hart


Emilia Hart

A riveting debut that explores witchcraft and female intuitive powers, told over five centuries through three connected women.

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

A Marvellous Light

Freya Marske

When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, Robin Blyth must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy.

Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Torzs

Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Emma Torzs

Two estranged half sisters tasked with guarding their family’s library of magical books must work together to unravel a deadly secret at the heart of their collection–a tale of familial loyalty and betrayal, and the pursuit of magic and power.



Nestlings by Nat Cassidy


Nat Cassidy

When they win an apartment in the Deptford, one of Manhattan’s most revered buildings, new parents Ana and Reid get the lucky break they’ve been waiting for until disturbing events occur, unease and paranoia set in and needle-like bite marks appear on the baby.

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

Just Like Home

Sarah Gailey

Called back home by her mother, Vera must not only face the love she had for her serial-killer father but also confront the secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder house, finding out just how deep the rot goes.

Monstrilio by Samano Cordova Gerardo


Samano Cordova Gerardo

Grieving mother Magos cuts out a piece of her deceased 11-year-old son’s lung, nurturing it until in gains sentience, and hides this carnivorous little Monstrilio in the walls of her family’s decaying Mexico City estate, but his innate impulses threaten to destroy this fragile second chance at life.

How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

How To Sell A Haunted House

Grady Hendrix

Forced to return to the small Southern town where she grew up to sell her late parents’ house, Louise discovers that her and her brother’s old grudges pale in comparison to the terror that still lurks within its walls.

What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher

What Moves The Dead

T. Kingfisher

When he receives word that his childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, retired soldier Alex Easton races to the House of Usher where he, after encountering a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, recruits a British mycologist and a baffled American doctor to unravel the truth.

A House With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher

A House With Good Bones

T. Kingfisher

Warned by her brother that their mother seems ‘off,’ Sam visits and discovers a once-cozy home with sterile white walls, her mom a jumpy, nervous wreck and a jar of teeth hidden in the rosebushes.

Out There Screaming by Jordan Peele

Out There Screaming

Jordan Peele

The visionary writer and director of Get Out, Us, and Nope, and founder of Monkeypaw Productions, curates an anthology of all-new stories of black horror, exploring not only the terrors of the supernatural but the chilling reality of injustice that haunts our nation.

The Destroyer Of Worlds by Matt Ruff

The Destroyer Of Worlds

Matt Ruff

Set In 1957, this masterful blend of historical fiction and fantastical horror, returning to the world of Lovecraft Country, explores the meaning of death, the hold of the past on the present and the power of hope in the face of uncertainty.

Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

Camp Damascus

Chuck Tingle

Situated high up in the mountains, Camp Damascus offers a sin-free and ‘saved’ life to its ultra-conservative Christian patrons as the self-proclaimed ‘most effective’ gay conversion camp in America, while hiding a host of very unholy secrets.

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward

Looking Glass Sound

Catriona Ward

Returning to the small New England town of his youth where a killer had once stalked its streets, writer Wilder Harlow, while penning his memoir, fears his grip on the truth of the tragedy fading and that this will not only be his last book, but the last thing he ever does.

Mister Magic by Kiersten White

Mister Magic

Kiersten White

Reuniting 30 years after a tragic accident ended their show Mister Magic, the five surviving cast members, who hold the secret of their close circle, the mystery of the beloved magical host and what really happened on that deadly last day, soon wonder ifthey’ve been lured into a trap.


Graphic Novel

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse

Charlie Mackesy

The tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love.


Young Adult Fiction

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

A Poetry Memoir

Laurie Halse Anderson

When she was thirteen years old, Anderson was a shy, bookish girl who was raped by a boy she trusted. She has since become known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Inspired by her fans and enraged byhow little in our culture has changed in the years since, she has written a poetry memoir that shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before.

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed

Angeline Boulley

With the rising number of missing Indigenous women, her family’s involvement in a murder investigation, and grave robbers profiting off her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery and reclaim her people’s inheritance.

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

Suggested Reading

Dave Connis

Horrified when her draconian principal bans all awareness-raising and issue-centric books from the school library, passionate bibliophile Clara teams up with the student council president and other friends to start an underground library.

The Getaway by Lamar Giles

The Getaway

Lamar Giles

When Karloff Country, one of the world’s most famous resorts, suddenly offers the richest and most powerful families a safe haven from the nightmare outside its walls, Jay and his crew learn just how far they’ll go to find out the truth and save themselves.

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

We Deserve Monuments

Jas Hammonds

Forced to move to Georgia to live with her hostile, terminally ill grandmother, 17-year-old Avery discovers that the racist history of this town is rooted in her family in ways she can’t even imagine, jeopardizing her newfound romance with her next-door neighbor, Simone.