We’re happy to announce that our April Book of The Month is Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire!
Goodreads Summary : .
A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia.
Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and — in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured — Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.
Taylor and I are super excited for this one! We’ve been dying to read Egg & Spoon, it’s been on our shelves for months and we’ve just been aching to get our hands onto it and just dive in, which is why we picked this for this month. So grab your copy of Egg & Spoon if you can and read along with us and wait for our joint review at the end of April, along with available comment/discussion space and the bottom. We hope you guys are as excited as we are!
Also, next month if we have enough of you following our Book of the Month as well as our blog, we’d love to try out a Reader’s Choice!