As we gather around to share the upcoming releases we are awaiting, head on over to Breaking the Spine to see what lovely books are coming soon.
My choice today is from a favorite author. Goodnight June, by Sarah Jio, is a story that re-imagines the origins of a favorite children’s classic. Coming on 5/27/14, it will make a lovely addition to my library.
The New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon.
Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be.
June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.
Doesn’t this sound delightful? I know that I really cannot wait to add this book to my collection. What are you awaiting?