Lila is a good reminder of why I love Marilynne Robinson's rich writing. The main character, Lila, becomes the wife of the Reverend Ames (a wonderfully gentle and sympathetic man who appears in Robinson's other two books set in Gilead). When we first meet Lila, she is an untamed creature, but through the love of her rescuer, Doll, and Ames, she matures and finds a sense of security. -Mamie
Nathan Kotecki & PT McHugh - Double YA Fantasy Bill
03/09/2013 3:00 pm
Two NC authors share their visions of the strange with us on Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m. Nathan Kotecki brings us The Suburban Strange. Celia discovers girls at Suburban High are having near fatal accidents on the eve of their 16th birthdays. Can 15-year-old Celia solve the mystery before her own next birthday? For ages
PT McHugh presents Keeper of the Black Stones: Stone Ends, the first book in a new series. It's a thrilling combination of fantasy and historical fiction with a
likable, funny hero in Jason Evans. For ages 12+.