June Recommendations


Five must-read nonfiction book recommendations for book lovers of all ages, from our friends at Bookish, Fort Smith, Arkansas’s only independently owned bookstore. Shop hours: Monday 11am-4pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Need curbside delivery? Call 479.434.2917 or email orders@bookishfs.com.

Tigers, Not Daughters
by Samantha Mabry
A combination of family drama, ghost story and love story, this novel is deeply moving and profound in the way that we have come to expect from young adult fiction. The Torres sisters live in San Antonio and dream of escaping. After Ana’s death, strange things begin to happen around the house and the sisters begin to wonder if Ana is trying to tell them something from beyond the grave.

The Book of Longings
by Sue Monk Kidd
In Sue Monk Kidd’s fourth work of fiction, she imagines a marriage between Ana and Jesus – yes, THE Jesus. This is an inspiring story of a woman’s search for the potential she knows is inside her at a time when the culture around her tries to silence her.

Kept Animals 
by Kate Milliken
Rory Ramos is a teenager who works on her stepfather’s ranch in Topanga Canyon, California. Rory befriends Vivian Price, the beautiful teenager with the movie star father, and their relationship is as dramatic as you would expect. Rory’s life is changed after a wildfire decimates the ranch.

Anna K
by Jenny Lee
A retelling of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Anna K loves the company of her horses and Newfoundland dogs and lives at the tip-top of Manhattan and Greenwich society. She sails through life until she meets Count Alexia Vronsky, a playboy who has been kicked out of several boarding schools and vows to live for himself.

The Coyotes of Carthage
by Steven Wright
Dre is a successful African American political consultant, but one false move put him in the middle of South Carolina to campaign for a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. As Dre unravels, the cutthroat local politics become quite clear, and for some, maybe a little too real.

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