V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book)
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: TC VIB (very impressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books.
Our latest selection is:
Welcome to Little Wing.
It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends—all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town—it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own, or struggling to do so.
Seldom has the American heartland been so richly and accurately portrayed. Though the town may have changed, the one thing that hasn’t is the beauty of the Wisconsin farmland, the lure of which, in Nickolas Butler’s hands, emerges as a vibrant character in the story. Shotgun Lovesongs is that rare work of fiction that evokes a specific time and place yet movingly describes the universal human condition. It is, in short, a truly remarkable book—a novel that once read will never be forgotten.
Here's what our Jackie says about it:
"I love debut authors because I want to hear the new voices and find the rock stars before they even play their first real gig. Which is why I am so excited about this book—Nickolas Butler is going to be one of those rock stars. This book is about a group of friends, ten or so years after they graduated from high school. There is literally a rock star in the bunch, as well as a famous rodeo guy who got hit by one too many bulls (and bottles), a married couple with small children and a big farm to worry about, and a wheeler-dealer commoditiest guy who is collapsing under the weight of his facade. They are closer than close, yet everyone has a secret side that the others don't know about. All of them feel lonely in some way, and yet they know that they all can rely on the others. I fell in love with every one of them. I didn't want the book to end—I wanted to go to dinner with them, or go dancing with the whole town down at the mill. But mostly, I want this new writer to keep writing. And I want you all to read this first one—I'm betting you'll be just as hungry as I am for more." ~Jackie
(Jackie reads & reviews so many books it'll make your head spin—she's one of TC's most valuable assets.)
This and other recent Adult VIB Selections Include: