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Janette Oke, author of Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel

Beth Thatcher accepts a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. She resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way, but the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she had feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town.

Week of February 3, 2014

Releases for the week of February 3rd include SEE NOW THEN, Jamaica Kincaid's first novel in 10 years; Bill Cheng's SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG, a debut in which the bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; and WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD by Susan Crandall, a coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing road trip.