Reading now: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The largest part of the North American Monarch butterfly population has ended up in the Appalachians in Tennessee instead of in Mexico where they usually spend the winter. While some local residents view this as a miracle, others (who had planned to log the land to pay overdue bills) are less impressed. Scientists who have arrived to study the butterflies are working against time, since the butterflies will likely freeze to death without having a chance to lay their eggs. This story, told mostly through the viewpoint of 28-year-old and mother-of-two Dellarobia, is oddly compelling and hard to put down.
The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Myers
In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes
Code Name Verity by Kim Wein
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
What are you reading this spring?