Kathleen works as an elementary school librarian as well as a bookseller here at The Bookloft.
Kathleen's Staff Picks:
Title: What My Body Remembers
If you are a fan of Nordic Noir and enjoyed such books as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you will surely enjoy What My Body Remembers by Agnete Friis. I found myself rooting for Ella, the troubled and angry young mother of a 12 year old son as she journeys to remember the murder of her mother. The murder she witnesses as a child and believes her father committed.
Title: A Little Life
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is a magnificently beautiful story of friendship between four you men. While beautiful, the tale it tells is often harrowing, devastating and one that haunted me for weeks after I finished reading it. I was consumed by this book often forgoing a night's sleep to stay in the world of Jude, Willem, JB, and Malcolm for a while longer. A truly beautiful book that is skillfully written, A Little Life is one of the best I have ever read.