STAND ALONE NOVEL. This was one of the most disturbing and scary novels I've read in a long time. And it solidifies my thoughts that all those diets pills and shakes and powders are terrible for you. Yikes! #LauraMcKennaBookClub
This novel, describing two young men who make it big by creating popular comic book heroes, also describes the immigrant experience as one of the protagonists is from Nazi-torn Prague. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
THE MUSEUM OF INTANGIBLE THINGS by Wendy Wunder -- An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.
Southern writer Jesmyn Ward transports readers to a brutal part of Mississippi's Gulf Coast in this beautiful novel, winner of a 2011 National Book Award. With graphic clarity she depicts a destitute African American family that struggles over 12 days to survive Hurricane Katrina. An eye-opening read that illustrates the grit, magic and menace of the Southern landscape.
Wench- The novel negotiates the question of what it means to be a woman in relationship with a man who owns you and explores how these women interact with each other as opposed to the white men who control them. The setting brings these four women up against the possibility of freedom and at what price it might be gained.