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Book of the Month February 2021 Selection Time + Coupon!

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ByMSAJan 29, 2021 | 14 comments

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The February selections are available now for Book of the Month!

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month, they reveal 5 new-release hardcover books, and subscribers can pick which book they want, or skip any month. (You also can add up to two more books to your box for $9.99 each)

COUPON: Use code FALL5 to get your first book for $9.99

Here are the February books:

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

It’s 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He’s eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to—and abandoned—when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she’d never look back, but Ruth knows that to move forward, she must make peace with the past.

Returning home, Ruth discovers the Indiana factory town of her youth is plagued by unemployment, racism, and despair. While her family is happy to see her, they remind her of the painful sacrifices to give Ruth a shot at a better future—like the comfortable middle-class life she now enjoys.

Determined, Ruth begins digging into the past. As she uncovers burning secrets her family desperately wants to hide, she unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy who is also adrift and looking for connection. When a traumatic incident strains the town’s already searing racial tensions, Ruth and Midnight find themselves on a collision course that could upend both their lives.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

From the bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Girl A by Abigail Dean

“‘Girl A, ‘ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.'”

Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings. It’s been easy enough to avoid her parents—her father never made it out of the House of Horrors he created, and her mother spent the rest of her life behind bars. But when her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her siblings—and with the childhood they shared.

What begins as a propulsive tale of escape and survival becomes a gripping psychological family story about the shifting alliances and betrayals of sibling relationships—about the secrets our siblings keep, from themselves and each other. Who have each of these siblings become? How do their memories defy or galvanize Lex’s own? As Lex pins each sibling down to agree to her family’s final act, she discovers how potent the spell of their shared family mythology is, and who among them remains in its thrall and who has truly broken free.

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.

This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.

In New York, she’s able to ignore all the annoying questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by half a century of violence. Elena and Mauro are teenagers when they meet, their blooming love an antidote to the mounting brutality of life in Bogotá. Once their first daughter is born, and facing grim economic prospects, they set their sights on the United States.

They travel to Houston and send wages back to Elena’s mother, all the while weighing whether to risk overstaying their tourist visas or to return to Bogotá. As their family expands, and they move again and again, their decision to ignore their exit dates plunges the young family into the precariousness of undocumented status, the threat of discovery menacing a life already strained. When Mauro is deported, Elena, now tasked with caring for their three small children, makes a difficult choice that will ease her burdens but splinter the family even further.

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself the daughter of Colombian immigrants and a dual citizen, gives voice to Mauro and Elena, as well as their children, Karina, Nando, and Talia—each one navigating a divided existence, weighing their allegiance to the past, the future, to one another, and to themselves. Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality for the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family—for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred.

What do you think of the spoilers this month? Which book are you picking?

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14 comments

ruth ryan

I wish to order the 4 winds………………….each month is so difficult to settle on & arrange for shipment

Kris

I was a loyal BOTM member for 7+ years and cancelled mid-2020 when it was clear they had devoted their selection to the god of wokeism. Somehow they were finding thrillers that even sent a not-so-subtle (or well written) lecture from the authors left view point. I just wanted a fun subscription box with great books… not with books that check some woke box and lecture me.

Michelle Whitehead

Yuck. I have skipped the last 3 months and I am done. I used my credits and will cancel as soon as my books arrive. There is nothing interesting, to me, to pick from ever. Same stories different book cover.

Beth S

I skipped this month. I bought 3 books last month and got the free book, so I’m set for a bit. Plus nothing looked that interesting to me.

SheriH

I think several of these look great! I plan on getting Girl A, The Four Winds, The Kindest Lie, and Infinite Country.

Nicole

I chose Girl A and added on The Four Winds. I wasn’t dying for any of the books but having skipped a few months, I just wanted to give these a chance and maybe step outside my zone.

I think Girl A sounds really interesting. I’ve been reading romance mainly of late because it has been a nice pandemic escape so this would be a departure. The Four Winds isn’t something I would normally pick up but sounds good.

Tiffany

So many heavy reads this month… I skipped.

Charlotte

Same.

Charlotte

Also wanted to add that I was a little disappointed in the variety (or lack thereof) of books this month. Three of the five are contemporary-set literary novels, and a fourth is a historical literary novel. Would really love to see BotM do some more genre fiction.

Kc

Me too. Second month of skipping.

Cassandra

Looking forward to reading “The four winds”! Good range of books! “Honey Girl” looks good.

Pilar

The “Kindest Lie” and “Girl A” are the ones I’m choosing.

Anita F

I’m very excited to read Girl A.

Izzie

I probably will change my mind, but “the kindest lie” is my first choice, “the four winds” my second one.

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