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- 25 June 2013
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
- 9 July 2013
'Fin & Lady' by Cathleen Schine
Fin is 11 when his parents die in 1964, and he is sent to live with his older sister, Lady. But Lady is a free spirit, and Fin soon realizes he's as much her caregiver as she is his.
'Amy Falls Down' by Jincy Willett
A sequel of sorts to her last book The Writing Class, Amy Falls Down also stars bitter novelist Amy Gallup. When an interviewer arrives shortly after Amy takes a nasty bump on the head, the resulting article—where Amy's rambling quotes are dubbed pure genius—turns around her failing career.
- 16 July 2013
'The Never List' by Koethi Zan
Zan's story of a young woman marked by the consequences of her time spent as the prisoner of a sadistic kidnapper is drawing lots of buzz already.
- 13 August 2013
'The People in the Trees' by Hanya Yanagihara
This ambitious first novel, billed as an "anthropological adventure," was a decade in the making and is already being compared to Norman Rush and Ann Patchett.
- 19 August 2013
'Archangel' by Andrea Barrett
It's been too long since the National Book Award-winning author released a book. This time it's a collection of short stories about scientific firsts—subject matter that Barrett fans love to see her sink her teeth into.
- 20 August 2013
'The Girl You Left Behind' by Jojo Moyes
Author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes is back with another heartbreaking story of love and loss. A spellbind love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love.
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Tag Archives: debut novel
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell Soho • $25 • ISBN 9781616952532 published June 18, 2013 Yes, the title of this debut novel is a bit meandering, but it actually fits the … Continue reading
Astrid Krieger is not your typical little rich girl. She lives in a rocket ship prototype in the backyard of her parent’s estate and believes “forgiveness is for those who are too weak to hold a grudge.” After being kicked … Continue reading
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum Algonquin • $23.95 • ISBN 9781616202637 published May 28, 2013 Stories told from alternating perspectives catch me every time, and Good Kings Bad Kings is no exception. Susan Nussbaum has created a powerful … Continue reading
As part of our Best Books of 2012 coverage, our editors weigh in on some of their personal favorites from the list. It may sound obvious, but A Good American is a quintessentially American story: A man and woman come to this … Continue reading
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow Morrow • $25.99 • ISBN 9780062201058 On sale February 5, 2013 Sometimes you just want a juicy page-turner. That’s exactly why I reached for Indiscretion by Charles Dubow, a debut novel with a publicity letter that … Continue reading
Our debut novel giveaway three weeks ago was so popular that we’ve decided to do it again! This week, enter to win three more books from our August spotlight on debut novels: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klassman takes … Continue reading
From the Penguin catalog: Lucy Butler, former wallflower, lands her dream job working for her idol, world famous fashion photographer Stefano Lepres. But in a world where getting doused in coffee for not getting the order right is the new … Continue reading
Eskimos might have 1,000 words for snow (they don’t, but bear with me), but debut novelist Eowyn Ivey holds her own with The Snow Child. It’s a spectacular tale of a post-WWI Alaskan couple whose wish for a child is … Continue reading
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach Little, Brown • $25.99 • on sale September 7, 2011 Sunday marked the last home game for the Nashville Sounds, and I’d be pretty blue about it if I hadn’t spent the week totally … Continue reading
I love stories of writers coming out of nowhere—and I mean nowhere—like the author of Pigeon English (HMH). Englishman Stephen Kelman worked jobs from house-cleaner to warehouse operative until he was inspired by news stories about British youth violence to write … Continue reading