Here are the books I featured on WBRC Fox 6‘s Good Day Alabama on January 2.
The Missing (William Morrow) In this twisty thriller by C.L Taylor, made highly intriguing by an unreliable narrator, a teenager goes missing from a family with lots of damaging secrets. The story is told from the perspective of Claire Wilkinson, who is sure that her missing 15-year-old son, Billy, is still alive somewhere. Each member of Billy’s family feels guilty in some way for his disappearance, but are they really to blame?
White Girl in Yoga Pants: Stories of Yoga, Feminism, & Inner Strength (self published) Melissa Scott’s series of smart, authentic essays are mostly about yoga but really about much more—body image, social media, the beauty of being strong, racism, violence against women, friendships, diversity, and the current political climate. Scott understands firsthand how yoga can change lives and bring people together.
The Rules of Magic (Simon & Schuster) Alice Hoffman’s millions of fans are pretty happy right now. Her highly anticipated newest book is the prequel to her 1995 bestseller, Practical Magic (which was made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman). Readers of that book will remember that the Owens family’s troubles began in 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchcraft. Now, hundreds of years later, her descendants struggle with a curse against anyone who falls in love with a member of the family.
The Stranger in the Woods (Knopf) The subtitle of Michael L. Finkel‘s book is The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, and this book combines science, travel, and psychology in a strange, personal story like none other. In 1983, a smart, shy young man named Christopher Knight left his family’s home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. For 27 years, he lived in a tent (even through the incredibly harsh winters) figuring out ingenious ways to stay alive.
I link to Amazon to show you exactly what book I’m talking about but I love to shop locally at Church Street Coffee and Books, The Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor Book Center or visit my local library.