A House Among the Trees
In this novel, famed children’s author Mort Lear dies suddenly, leaving his entire estate to his assistant Tomasina. Tommy was the reclusive author’s confidante and companion for decades and now must carry out his final wishes for various people in his life, including Nicholas Greene, the dashing British actor set to play him in a movie. When the actor arrives to the author’s estate, he and Tommy compare notes about the man they both respect—and find their accounts differing, must reconcile the many facets of Morty’s life.
Over here at Read it Forward, we’ve noticed a trend in book covers lately. Many books that were published this spring and summer look like they were created by artistic hands in Arts and Crafts class: swirls of color that look finger-painted on; letters made with Elmer’s glue and accented with gold glitter; delicate watercolors bleeding across the page. Even better, the beauty of these books doesn’t stop at the cover. All six—both novels and memoirs—are stunning inside as well.