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09/03/2013 09:55 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2013

Fall Into Reading With These Shiny Apple Picks

Looking for Me is the latest novel from best-selling author Beth Hoffman -- and is a compelling journey about young antique restorer and Kentucky farm-girl Teddi Overman and the mysterious disappearance of her brother. Looking for Me draws us into the complexity of finding love, hope and redemption amidst crushing family obstacles. A moving read about finding the jewels amongst the cast-offs of life's heartbreaks. Hoffman has given us another beautiful treasure.

Sure Signs of Crazy is Karen Harrington's brave and poignant YA debut which captures the hearts of not only students, but also the adults. Twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson finds herself the lone survivor of her mother's tragic attempt to drown herself and her twin brother. The endearing and gutsy Sarah finds summer solace in a plant that is her best friend, and collecting words. She also writes letters to Atticus Finch, the hero of the classic To KILL a MOCKINGBIRD whom she achingly longs for as a father since her own is lost to alcohol and her mother is institutionalized. Harrington has woven an astoundingly sweet coming-of-age novel of love, betrayal, and survivorship.

The Storycatcher by award-winning author Ann Hite is a spellbinding novel set in the Depression-era. Hite's haunting tale of a preacher's young daughter, her teen servant and the dark secrets which bind and threaten them makes for a page-turning read full of captivating and complex well-crafted characters. Hite' magical and memorable novel of multifaceted family relationships will sweep you away.

Other notable reads to pick up in the fall:

3:59, Gretchen McNeil
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
How The Lights Gets In, Louise Penny
In Sycamore Row, John Grisham
Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt
Lowcountry Bombshell, Susan M. Boyer
The Outcast, Jolina Petersheim
The Road From Gap Creek, Robert Morgan

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