Summer is almost upon us and most of us can't go anywhere. Which is why I've been stalking the internet looking for books to transport me to other places and times. Here are a handful that sound amazing. I'm including my novel Red Sky Over Hawaii just in case you wanted to come to Hawaii this summer but are unable to. Bon voyage!
WHERE THE LOST WANDER
By Amy Harmon. In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss.
THE HENNA ARTIST
By Alka Joshi. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.
THE LIBRARY OF LEGENDS
By Janie Chang. From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel—the third in a loosely-connected trilogy—in which a young woman travels across China with a convoy of student refugees, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan.
By Jamie Brenner. When a baby is left on the doorstep of a Cape Cod beach house, an unlikely group of women risks all they hold dear to harbor and protect her in this "touching, nuanced summer yarn" (Publisher's Weekly).
THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES
By Kristin Harmel. Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale.
RED SKY OVER HAWAII
By Sara Ackerman. Inspired by real places and events of WWII, Red Sky Over Hawaii immerses the reader in a time of American history full of suspicion and peril in this lush and poignant tale.
In the spirit of spreading aloha, Sara shares her favorite uplifting and inspiring finds. Maybe it's a book or podcast, or maybe it's a new adventure or film that is too good not to pass along.