Enjoy these four must-read books from our friends at Bookish, Fort Smith, Arkansas’s only independently owned bookstore.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
by Gabrielle Zevin
Even if you’re not the kind of person who plays video games regularly, you’ll love this story of friendship, intimacy, and collaboration. Sam and Sadie are childhood friends who reconnect in college only to spend a summer making their own video game. The summer they spent together changes their lives and as they continue to make space for their shared hobby, they find an intimacy in the digital world that the real world could never offer them.
by Claire North
Ithaca, a novel full of political intrigue and cunning characters, is the first in a series and begins in Ithaca eighteen years into Odysseus’ disappearance. While no man is strong enough to take Odysseus’ throne, Penelope’s wit and trusted circle of handmaids work to maintain peace. Ancient Greece is typically a man’s world, but on the shores of Ithaca, it’s the choices of abandoned women – and their goddesses – that will change the course of the world.
Belle Point Press
Our area of the country is both a space of its own and part of a larger, complicated Southern world: the “Mid/South.” In this collection, poetry, short stories, and essays offer glimpses into this in-between place as they explore the complexities of our relationships to each other as well as to the natural world. Whether through vivid landscapes, family dramas, or bittersweet love stories, each piece brings more insight into what it means to be from around here.
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
Dorothy Moy seeks radical help to overcome her depression. She connects with past generations of women in her family – all the way back to Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America. While her recollections are sometimes painful, she is also haunted by a stranger who is searching for her in each time period. As Dorothy works to break the cycle of pain, she must also find the strength to accept long-awaited love.