Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: Tattered Cover Book of the Month (formerly called Tattered Cover V.I.B.)!
Our latest selection is:
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Reading Nowhere Girls took me back to everything I felt growing up. I remember so distinctly the insecurity and discomfort of trying to be a young woman the ‘right’ way, and reading this book made me want to reach back through time and offer it to myself at fifteen.
Amy wrote the stories and lessons that I’ve spent nearly 15 years trying to learn in 400 pages, and I wish, I wish, I wish I could have had a book like this to help me begin to wrap my head around them sooner. A story to help me understand not only the feelings I was beginning to experience, but also the flaws in the way I was being taught to feel about those experiences.
This book will matter to every person who reads it in different ways, and the paragraphs that I could write to you now to explain why it has affected me are innumerable, but it can all be stated succinctly is the same simple sentence scrawled to me when I received it: This book is important. It is so, so important. I am so grateful, and I am so thrilled to be able to share it with more people, men and women, young and old.
—Sam Foster, Union Station Buyer
Purchase this and previous Books of the Month below:
Bestselling British writer Tessa Hadley's The Past brings four middle-aged siblings and their families together for what might be their last summer holiday in the family's country home. Old family dynamics and surprising new twists make for a delightful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. Hadley's storytelling deftly weaves the family's past, with all its ghosts and memories, jealousies and nearly unconditional love in with its present reality of squabbling and deep affection. Each player in The Past is uniquely engaging: from fading beauty Alice with her ex-boyfriend's 20 year old son Kasim, in tow, sister Frans's odd and captivating young children Ivy and Arthur, Harriet, lonely and harboring a dark and secret longing, and all the others, each with an agenda, all under one roof. The perfect storm for an utterly wonderful, brilliantly crafted novel. The Telegraph calls The Past keenly intelligent, and I certainly agree. A wonderful way to begin your reading year. -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Lead Buyer