The Favorite Fiction Book Bundle contains three of The Snail's favorite new novels, perfect for people who like to read the latest and best releases to hit bookshelves. These are novels of faith, miracles, and wonderful stories. The bundle contains the three books below. (But The Snail loves to customize bundles, so e-mail us here to request a swap or different recommendation.)
Nothing to See Here (hardcover)
A moving and uproarious novel, by Sewanee-based author Kevin Wilson, about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.
Once upon a River (paperback)
On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. This novel is about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious.
Little Faith (paperback)
In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when their adopted daughter and 6-year-old grandson fall under the influence of a radical church. Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.