Released: Oct. 3
What it's about: Far From The Tree is a beautiful, evocative, and equally heartbreaking and heartwarming novel about three adoptive siblings who find each other when they all need it most. 16-year-old Grace feels like nothing will replace the giant hole in her heart after she gives her own baby up for adoption, Maya is keeping her mother's dangerous secrets, and after being passed around the foster care system for most of his life, Joaquin feels like he will never truly find the meaning of family.
Why it shines: Told in third person between each sibling's point of view, Benway creates a loving, realistic, and profound narrative that will leave you tingling with hope. It's a masterfully told story about family, but also love, friendship, and identity. Far From The Tree also won the National Book Award.
Get it from Amazon for $7.75+, Barnes & Noble for $10.99+, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound here.