Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
This book will be published on July 1, 2014.
I had trouble putting this one down, perhaps in part because I struggled
to know who the protagonist is - the best kind of story! The two
alternating narrators manage to be simultaneously devastating,
encouraging and inspiring. Rotert beautifully explores love,
passion, desire and responsibility through relationships between
complex (mostly female!) characters. Most of the book is set in 1960's
Chicago and includes struggles with sexuality, sexism, coming of age and
civil rights. The story has a fascinating historical
aspect, but is so urgent and heart-wrenching, it is timeless. Read if
you love music, US history or asking lots of questions.
~Rachel, Technical Services