July 2020 Debuts Round-Up (7/8/20)

July is bringing in the sunshine and SO MANY great debuts this year! With everything from memoirs to genre-bending fantasies, we have something for every reader.

ARTIFACT by Arlene Heyman

“Psychiatrist Heyman’s richly drawn debut novel (after the collection SCARY OLD SEX) delves into the life of Lottie Levinson, a 42-year-old college science professor…This no-holds-barred account of a woman’s quest to find satisfaction in her life is a showcase of Heyman’s remarkable style.”–Publishers Weekly


“An essayist looks back on her life and the circumstances surrounding her sister’s alleged overdose at age 24…A literary grief memoir combined with a skillfully unfolded murder mystery.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

CROSSINGS by Alex Landragin

“This novel is outstanding for its sheer inventiveness. The alternative ordering of chapters creates a tension that heightens the awareness of the interlocking aspects of time and space, while deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

A STAR IS BORED by Byron Lane

“A peek inside the wacky life of beloved Hollywood royalty, this debut novel should have wide appeal. Read-alikes include Lauren Weisberger’s THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and Joyce Carol Oates’s BLONDE.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE VANISHING SKY by L. Annette Binder

“This stark accounting of the personal damage inflicted by war draws its power from its homey details, as one family’s life is blown apart.”–Library Journal

ARTIFACT by Arlene Heyman; 9781635574715; available now.
THE HEART AND OTHER MONSTERS: A Memoir by Rose Andersen; 9781635575149; available now.
CROSSINGS by Alex Landragin; 9781250259042; available 7/28/20.
A STAR IS BORED by Byron Lane; 9781250266491; available 7/28/20.
THE VANISHING SKY by L. Annette Binder; 9781635574678; available 7/21/20.

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