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September's book is Some Small Magic by Billy Coffey.
“Not yet,” Abel says. “Please, just not yet.”
All Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past.
When Abel discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead, he wonders if magic has come to the hills of Mattingly, Virginia, after all. But not everything is as it seems.
With a lot of questions and a little bit of hope, Abel decides to run away to find the truth. But danger follows him from the moment he jumps his first boxcar, forcing Abel to rely upon his simpleminded friend Willie—a man wanted for murder who knows more about truth than most—and a beautiful young woman who was already on the train.
From Appalachia to the Tennessee wilds and through the Carolina mountains, the name of a single small town beckons: Fairhope. That is where Abel believes his magic lays. But will it be the sort that will bring a broken boy healing? And is that the magic that will one day lead him home?"
Books we have read:
The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
A Storm Came Up by Doug Segriest
Innocense Lost by Beth Gregory
The Cathedral by the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Greg Gilmore
The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Left Overs by Tom Perrotta
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Jabbok by the Right Rev. Kee Sloan
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Tilted World by Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Sunday Dinner by Ann Boult Walling
Swaying in the Treetops by Scott and Katherine Rosenow.
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
15 Dogs by Andre Alexis
The Whole Town is Talking by Fannie Flagg
The Advocate by Randy Singer
Where the Light Gets in: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley