Enjoy these four recommendations from our friends at Bookish, Fort Smith, Arkansas’ only independently owned bookstore located in The Bakery District.
by Genevieve Wheeler
Wheeler’s debut novel follows the twenty-something Adelaide Williams in the pivotal moments leading up to her own self reckoning. It is heartfelt and full of heartbreak; the center of Adelaide’s journey is falling in and out of love. The atmosphere is perfect, as Adelaide is an American living in London, but it allows movement to remarkable places and profound insights throughout. Wheeler is one to watch as this debut is smart, extremely relevant, and insightful.
by Jenny Jackson
The Stockton family comes from old money, but when we meet the ladies of the family, we find there’s much more to life’s pleasures than meets the eye. Each woman must choose between her heart and her head. Yes, it’s indulgent, but Pineapple Street is a place to escape into a new world not too far from our own. The characters are loveable and far from perfect, so you’ll root for all of them, even though they don’t really need your approval.
by Angeline Boulley
This is a Young Adult thriller for all ages. Woven together with a bit of romance – with a hockey player, no less! The story’s protagonist is Daunis, an eighteen-year-old who witnesses a murder. Her mother is French, and her father is Ojibwe, so she agrees to go undercover for the FBI using her knowledge of both cultures. Mystery, romance, intrigue, and diversity – this Young Adult novel has it all.
The Roof Over Our Heads
by Nicole Kronzer
This YA book from a professional-actor-turned-English-teacher is such fun! A family of five, all theatre lovers, decides to put on a play with the help of friends and neighbors in hopes of keeping their precious historical home. Among mishaps, navigating love and friendship, and trying to get over stage fright, Finn must find what it takes to be successful, save his acting career, and his family home.