Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My choice this week
The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica Locke
Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that
sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where the past and the
present coexist uneasily. The estate's owners have turned the place into
an eerie tourist attraction, complete with full-dress re-enactments and
carefully restored slave quarters. Outside the gates, a corporation
with ambitious plans has been busy snapping up land from struggling
families who have been growing sugar cane for generations, and now
replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when the
body of a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge
of the property, her throat cut clean.
What can't you wait to read?