My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

These sensitive and heartbreaking but inspirational tales of courage, love and resistance to the vicissitudes of the world is of a literary quality that makes them a pleasure to read, in spite of the unhappy circumstances the characters must face.
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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

: Five young people who live centuries apart and in different cultures all find direction and meaning in a work of utter fantasy that reminds the reader of the unintended consequences of seeking utopia.
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One by One by Ruth Ware

A new take on an old theme, this tale of being trapped in a snowbound and avalanche-isolated chalet with a group of people each harboring their own agenda will keep the reader’s interest to the very last page.
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