Books | April 2018

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We Own the Sky
By Luke Allnutt (Park Row)
When a devastating illness befalls the Coates family, their journey from hope to despair and back again is complicated, but even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again. This tender, life-affirming novel will resonate with anyone who has suffered loss.
Love and Other Words
By Christina Lauren
(Simon & Schuster)
Told in alternating timelines between then and now, teenagers Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more. As adults they become strangers until a chance meeting. Love, loss, friendship and the betrayals of the past collide in this novel from a New York Times bestselling author.


The Girl Who Smiled Beads
By Clemantine Wamariya
and Elizabeth Weil (Crown)
In 1994 Wamariya and her sister Claire fled Rwanda and spent the next six years migrating through Africa searching for safety, until they were granted refugee status in the U.S. Yale graduate Wamariya provokes the reader to recognize the power of imagination to transcend profound injury.
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
By Barbara Lipska and Elaine McArdle
(Bantam Press)
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness—only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. This powerful memoir contains unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.