Debut Spotlight (1/6/21)

This debut spotlight revolves around stories of friendship, featuring a gripping fateful night that will follow four friends for the rest of their lives, a timely novel about estranged childhood friends, and a tale of family bonds and abnormal friendships.

BEFORE THE RUINS by Victoria Gosling

“British author Gosling’s stellar debut focuses on four childhood friends—Andy, the bold ringleader; her boyfriend, Marcus; her best friend, Peter; and the creative and enterprising Em…The gorgeous, poetic prose perfectly complements the suspenseful plot. Gosling is off to a terrific start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG by Julie Carrick Dalton

“In Dalton’s stirring debut, an entomologist follows the path of the pine beetle from the Rockies to her New Hampshire hometown where the beetles are destroying the trees, leaving them ripe for forest fires…Contemporary ecological and immigration issues compound the well-paced mystery, making for a taut novel that builds suspense to the very end.”–Publishers Weekly


“The youngest winner ever of multiple important literary prizes in her native Korea, Ae-ran Kim’s first full-length novel arrives stateside, hauntingly English-enabled by lauded translator Chi-Young Kim…In a narrative about fatal illness, compounding moments of insight and joy resonate deeply, with heartwarming results.”–Booklist

BEFORE THE RUINS by Victoria Gosling; 9781250759153; 1/12/21.
WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG by Julie Carrick Dalton; 9781250269188; 1/12/21.
MY BRILLIANT LIFE by Ae-ran Kim; 9781250750556; 1/26/21.

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