Winter’s Bone is featured at

This month's's book choice is a favourite of mine, Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell. From the site's review:

The cover and title of this remarkable novel hardly prepare you for the bleakness on the pages inside. It is the story of Ree: “brunette and sixteen, with milk skin and abrupt green eyes….tall in combat boots, scarce at the waist but plenty through the arms and shoulders, a body made for loping after needs” and her terrible quest through the snow-filled Ozark valleys, legs bare to the biting cold, to find her father, Jessup.

In an interview with the author, Daniel Woodrell reveals what draws him to the Ozarks; how he managed to write from the perspective of a 16-year-old girl; whether he thinks there is any escape for Ree and the people of the region who live outside the rule of law; and tells us a bit about his next book.

My brief review of Winter's Bone is here.