The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced their Summer 2018 Okra Picks, “a literary harvest of forthcoming hand sell hot picks and future bestsellers.”
For July, fans of young adult fantasy might check out Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty (Disney-Hyperion). Beatty, author of the bestselling Serafina series, taught at the NCWN 2015 Fall Conference in Asheville. His new book tells the story of Willa, “a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains,” and her clan’s best thief.
September’s picks include The Law of Finders Keepers by Newberry Honor author Sheila Turnage, a longtime NCWN member. Her previous book, The Odds of Getting Even, was nominated for The Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. The Law of Finders KeepersÂ is the heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries.
For the full list of Summer, 2018, Okra Picks, click here.