This Month's Strictly Fiction Selection

Whistling Past the Graveyard
by Susan Crandall

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

Upcoming Books

  • The Calculating Stars
  • by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • January 6
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard
  • by Susan Crandall
  • February 3
  • Thunderhead
  • by Neal Shusterman
  • March 2
  • The Big Sky
  • by A. B. Guthrie Jr.
  • April 6
  • A Brightness Long Ago
  • by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • May 4
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • by Andre Aciman
  • June 1
  • The Silent Patient
  • by Alex Michaelides
  • July 6
  • The Yellow Bird Sings
  • by Jennifer Rosner
  • August 3
  • The Giver of Stars
  • by Jojo Moyes
  • September 7
  • See What I Have Done
  • by Sarah Schmidt
  • October 5
  • Where the Crawdads Sing
  • by Delia Owens
  • November 2
  • Hangman’s Root
  • by Susan Wittig Albert
  • December 7