Max Shelf - Radiance of Tomorrow

"How do you try to shape a future if you have a past that's still pulling at you?"


Radiance of Tomorrow jacketThis is the question at the heart of RADIANCE OF TOMORROW, a powerful novel about a village trying to reclaim peace after war from Ishmael Beah, author of A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

We're very excited about this book, which was recently named a January Indie Next pick, and is this week's Maximum Shelf Awareness feature. 

"What begins as a story of survivors returning to what used to be home and attempting to reconstruct the rhythms of normal life takes several surprising turns as Beah carefully unfolds his elegant and layered narrative." — Shelf Awareness

See the full summary, review and interview with Ishmael Beah on

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"Beah, who broke our hearts with the haunting memoir of his life as a boy soldier, will render readers speechless with the radiance of his storytelling in this novel of grace, forgiveness, and a vision of a tomorrow without conflict." Library Journal, starred review

“UNICEF Ambassador Beah writes lyrically and passionately about ugly realities as well as about the beauty and dignity of traditional ways.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In RADIANCE OF TOMORROW, Beah has produced a formidable and memorable novel—a story of resilience and survival, and, ultimately, rebirth.” Publishers Weekly, review by Edwidge Danticat

“The power of the story is in the close-up, heartbreaking detail of the struggle for survival, the cruelty, and also the kindness.” Booklist

RADIANCE OF TOMORROW will be available from Farrar, Straus & Giroux on January 7.

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