Debut Spotlight (2/2/21)

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This debut spotlight dives into a gripping novel about an unlikely friendship and the environment, a story of the #MeToo movement at a New England all girls boarding school, and an exploration of womanhood and motherhood by a renowned journalist.

THE RAIN HERON by Robbie Arnott

“Following a coup in an unnamed country and a mysterious weather disruption, a fugitive woman and the military officer pursuing her find their fates converging in the search for a mythical bird who can either rescue or destroy at will…At once an urgent thriller and an elegiac fable, this mesmerizing tale is as lyrical as it is suspenseful.”–Kirkus Reviews

ALL GIRLS by Emily Layden

“Set in the privileged world of a 200-year-old Connecticut girls’ boarding school, Layden’s debut tells the story of teens’ coming of age in the era of #MeToo…An important take on sexuality and #MeToo from the perspective of the young, including many references to pop culture and social media.”–Library Journal

THE PANIC YEARS: Dates, Doubts, and the Mother of All Decisions by Nell Frizzell

Nell Frizzell uses personal stories in this raw and hilarious account of her “panic years” to illuminate the cultural trends, norms, and confusion surrounding whether or not to have a baby.

THE RAIN HERON by Robbie Arnott; 9780374539306; available 2/9/21.
ALL GIRLS by Emily Layden; 9781250270894; available 2/16/21.
THE PANIC YEARS: Dates, Doubts, and the Mother of All Decisions by Nell Frizzell; 9781250268129; available 2/9/21.

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