Middle Grade author Wendy Mass Party event!
Bestselling author, Wendy Mass, will be visiting the store for a fun birthday themed event -- centering on her charming tween series, 11 Birthdays, Finally and upcoming 13 Gifts. Wendy's writing is clean, humorous and appeals to middle grade readers. Come enjoy a fun event with - what else - birthday cake! A book will be raffled off as a door prize.
Debut novelist J.J. Gesher tells an intimate, grief-filled story about Jacob Fischer - a sometimes wayward, sometimes obedient Brooklyn Orthodox Jew who breaks down after a devastating loss. Slowly rebuilding and rediscovering himself in a small-town Alabama town, Jacob has support from a cast of well-drawn characters - who also have their own demons to deal with. I loved learning more about the Orthodox Jew and the rich history of its sometimes stifling traditions, butting heads with modern sensibilities and realities. This highly readable title, right down to the very last sentence, is a natural pick for book clubs. A strong debut from the writing pair of J.J. Gesher.