3) Leah Bobet, Above (in manuscript)
One day Atticus was putting boxes and boxes of books about falling in love on the old shelves of the bookshop and the world tilted a way he'd never seen before.
2) Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (A Novel)
Funny how the saddest guys can be happy drunks.
1) Pat O'Shea, The Hounds of the Morrigan
They laughed when they flew over Connemara, where the wild, greedy Atlantic takes long, blue bites out of the green land, and that laugh alone destroyed a field of yellowing oats, turning it ash-grey.