Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke with Carson Evans of the Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Mont.
Debut novelists sometimes get a bad rap, but Carson Evans is a champion of the first-timer.
"People assume they're not as practiced," she said. "But I love debuts."
Her fall book pick is a debut novel from Brit Bennett: "The Mothers."
"This one in particular is just amazing. I hope she writes hundreds and hundreds more books for me," Evans laughed.
"The Mothers" follows three young adults who must grapple with the consequences of a single decision they made in high school. Bennett explores the many facets motherhood throughout the book, presenting "a beautiful portrayal of what it means to be a mother."
And while the story is fascinating, it was the writing that sold Evans. "The way the words are put together is so beautiful. It's like reading poetry, but in an approachable and wonderful way," she said.