Linda Sullivan recommends Book of Ivy series

Susan EspirituOur Town Readers

Our Book Whisperer, Linda Sullivan, recommends The Book of Ivy series by Amy Engel to keep us stimulated, especially during Women’s History Month.

Linda cautions to not be thwarted by the young adult genre. After her teenage daughter, Grace, read the first one in less than a day, she insisted that Linda read it, so Linda read it and could “barely wait for Grace to finish No. 2.”

The setting is the U.S. after nuclear war with a small group of survivors fighting over who would govern the new nation.

Linda let readers know that one family comes to power and, in an effort to maintain peace, the daughters of the losing side are married to the sons of winning side each year. The rest is for us to read.

Author Amy Engle was born in Kansas and spent the first few years of her life living in a small commune before her parents moved the family to Iran. After Iran, her family settled in Kansas City, Missouri.

After high school, Amy attended the University of Kansas and upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., to begin law school at Georgetown University.

Amy returned to Kansas City with her law degree, she worked as a criminal defense attorney for 10 years. She married an attorney and decided to split her time between being a stay-at-home mother and writing, with the goal to be published within 10 years. Her goal being met, she has published five books since 2014 with her latest, I Did it for You, arriving last July.

Remember: Knox County Online Library to search for Linda’s recommendations each week.

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