Saturday, May 7, 2016

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

Quiet week this week with just one special book for review. It's a good thing too as I have many looming review/ blog tour commitments over the next month.

Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schröder. 240 p. Capstone Press, August 15, 2016. 9781623707491.

From the jacket: After the death of her father, twelve-year-old Wren finds her life thrown into upheaval. And when her mother decides to pack up the car and forces Wren to leave the only home she's ever known, the family grows even more fractured. As she and her mother work to build a new life, Wren struggles to discover the person she's meant to be without her father by her side. Along the way, she must cope with the difficulty of forgiving those who don't deserve it and discover what it means to be a family-and the secrets and lies that can tear one apart.

I've read two of the three books Ms. Schröder previously published, Saraswati's Way and The Dog in the Woods. I have My Brother's Shadow on my tbr list. Her subject matter is unusual and I love her economical yet evocative style.  

My arc (which has different cover art) sports a lovely blurb by another favorite author of mine, Barbara O'Connor, "This book should come with a warning. It will pull you in, break your heart, and take you by surprise. A masterful weaving of loss and grief, friendship and family, bullies and birds... I guarantee you've never read anything like it."