The Southern Bookseller Review brings you half a dozen great books to add to your already teetering bedside stack.  Recommended by Southern indie booksellers, in the belief that there is a book for every reader.


How far would you go for the life you want?

In his interview with Ed Tarkington last month for Reader Meet Writer, Wiley Cash called The Fortunate Ones “an old school sweeping saga done in a surprisingly slim number of pages.” A story of the vulnerability of youth and an empathetic exploration into how power corrupts, the bookseller buzz for The Fortunate Ones was almost deafening, long before it had been published. The story was compared to The Great Gatsby (which surprised the author), and Catcher in the Rye (which did not), and promptly marked for book clubs and school reading lists.

This is a character driven novel with a storyline as opulent as the mansions within.” -Damita Nocton, The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC

I fell in love with Charlie’s voice and story, and it’s him I kept turning the page for. ” — Annie Jones, The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA

Ed Tarkington

More bookseller reviews at SBR:

Read This Now | Read This Next | The Bookseller Directory

In this issue:
Bookseller Buzz: Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews
Reviews of Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford, The Prison by Any Other Name by Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog by Lisa Papp, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Illicit Intent by Debbie Baldwin, and Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert.

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