“At Briarwood School for Girls” by Michael Knight
Recommended by Peggy P. Cunningham, Author
When the threat of a theme park begins to intrude on the lives of the faculty and students at Briarwood, secrets will be revealed and unexpected alliances will form. Follow the cast of memorable characters as they reckon with questions about fate, history and the possibility of happiness.
“Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Recommended by Genie Jones, Fairhope Public Library
The band skyrockets to the top of the charts until they suddenly and inexplicably break up. Band members, their friends and loved ones, managers and critics look back and share their version of events, brilliantly capturing the groovy and meteoric music scene of the ‘70s.
“Save Me the Plums” by Ruth Reichl
Recommended by Lauren Denton, Author
This mesmerizing memoir recounts Reichl’s experience of taking over as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine during a time when women weren’t typically in charge and when the farm-to-table idea was just beginning to catch on.
“Educated” by Tara Westover
Recommended by Judy Culbreth, Editorial Consultant, Mobile Bay Magazine
If you’ve ever thought your childhood was troubled, read Tara Westover’s remarkable true story of resiliency and grit.
“Cemetery Road” by Greg Iles
Recommended by Stephanie Crowe, Page and Palette
Marshall, Jet, Nadine and a host of corrupt, rich, bad guys make for a tense read that can’t be put down. Along the way, secrets are laid bare, and the evils that plague Mississippi are shared through the experience of his characters.