[March] Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (audio)
Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son Asher was six. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend.
Lily also knows what it feels like to start over – when she and her mother relocated to New Hampshire it was all about a fresh start. She and Asher couldn't help falling for each other, and Lily feels happy for the first time. But can she trust him completely?
Then Olivia gets a phone call – Lily is dead, and Asher is arrested on a charge of murder. As the case against him unfolds, she realises he has hidden more than he's shared with her. And Olivia knows firsthand that the secrets we keep reflect the past we want to leave behind – and that we rarely know the people we love well as we think we do.
'This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it.' (on A Spark of Light)People Magazine
'A thrilling adventure ... With Picoult’s stories, there is always something new to learn ...' (on The Book of Two Ways)Associated Press
'A powerfully evocative story of the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.' (on Wish You Were Here)Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of New York Times Bestselling novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
[February] Tuesday Evenings with the Copeton Craft Resistance (ebook)
Meredith established the Copeton Crochet Collective (no knitters please) because it would be like having friends, only with her in charge, and because there would be no men. It comes as a nasty shock then when Luke, the handsome grandson of no-nonsense Edith, decides to stay and learn to crochet. Claire joins to escape her relentless children and Yasmin so that someone might ask her who she likes on Masterchef instead of asking the same five questions about her hijab.
When plans for a new mosque wake the sleepy town, Copeton is stirred and Islamophobia bubbles to the surface. The Crochet Collective becomes the Craft Resistance, and this motley crew of fibre-arts enthusiasts begins to battle racism and bigotry with colour and creativity. But will the fragile threads of community be enough to bind them when more than one member has something to hide?