Watermark's Book of the Week is The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce.
When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live she sends a letter on pink paper in which she bids goodbye to Harold Fry. It is a letter that inspires an unlikely walk, a cast of well-wishers and the examination of many lives unlived. But there is a second letter, a longer, quieter more complicated letter which she will never send. It is this letter, the one we did not know about in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of Queenie’s life.
Online or in the store, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey is 30% off through June 2nd.
The Children's Book of the Week this week is The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith.
Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, his story (beginning with a misplaced summer at a boys’ camp for tech detox) is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century. Oh, and there’s also a robotic, reincarnated crow.
Online or in the store, The Alex Crow is 30% off through June 2nd.
"The face contemplating Leah Wilde from the petrol station's restroom mirror was her own, but it wouldn't be for long."