Myfanwy Collins’ latest novel, The Book of Laney, tells the story of fifteen-year-old Laney surviving after her brother is involved in a terrible act of violence against her schoolmates and mother. Sent to live with her grandmother in the rural Adirondacks, she tries to make sense of both her family history and her new existence. Within the dark subject matter, she also navigates love, school, and sacrifice. It’s an outstandingly beautiful book, and the kind of book that should be required reading of anyone who is too quick to dismiss YA as a genre.
For anyone who missed yesterday’s post, here’s another opportunity to nominate YA heroines for this year’s Middlemarch Madness. Read More Middlemarch Madness III: Nominate Even More YA Heroines
Today and tomorrow, we’re taking nominations for YA heroines in both categories. Read More Middlemarch Madness III: Nominate Your YA Heroines
Hello, my especially bookish friends! Happy Thursday! It’s the second week of our discussion on The Westing Game, so today we’ll be covering the basics, getting to know the author a little better, and starting to break up into groups for the Big Surprise Project (BSP). Read More Persephone Book Club: The Westing Game Pt. 2
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, in The New York Times, 1985
I can’t think of a better place for an online book club than a blog for bookish ladies. At the suggestion of the amazing @slaybelle, we decided that there was no better way to follow up Middlemarch Madness than to read some of the wonderful books from the bracket together. Read More Introducing the Persephone Book Club