Debut Spotlight (3/2/21)

This debut spotlight features a little something for everyone, including literary fiction, short stories, and contemporary romance!

OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia

“Garcia’s dexterous debut chronicles the travails of a Cuban immigrant family. Carmen, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, is worried about her daughter Jeanette’s addiction to drugs and alcohol…This riveting account will please readers of sweeping multigenerational stories.”–Publishers Weekly

THE NORTHERN REACH by W.S. Winslow

“First-time novelist Winslow follows the intertwined (mis)fortunes of several families across a century in a small Maine town…The opening episode, in February 1977, limns the harsh natural world that has shaped the hard inhabitants of Wellbridge, Maine.”–Kirkus Reviews

LOVE LIKE THAT: Stories by Emma Duffy-Comparone

“Duffy-Comparone gives voice to a wide range of women and girls leading hardscrabble lives in her bold debut collection…Heartrending prose and a sprinkling of humor make this one a winner.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP by Jennifer Dupee

“Buying a wedding dress with no fiancé is just one of many recent rash decisions Larisa Pearl has made…THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP is a compelling debut that explores grief, love, and finding yourself.”–Booklist

THE SCAPEGOAT by Sara Davis

“In this unnervingly good debut, Davis’ narrator pieces together details of his father’s death…An eerie and surprising reconstruction by an unreliable narrator.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ABUNDANCE by Jakob Guanzon

“Guanzon debuts with a harrowing story of a man’s desperation and unyielding love for his son…This one hits hard.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia; 9781250776686; available 3/30/21.
THE NORTHERN REACH by W.S. Winslow; 9781250776488; available now.
LOVE LIKE THAT: Stories by Emma Duffy-Comparone; 9781250624550; available 3/9/21.
THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP by Jennifer Dupee; 9781250271525; available 3/9/21.
THE SCAPEGOAT by Sara Davis; 9780374181451; available now.
ABUNDANCE by Jakob Guanzon; 9781644450468; available now.

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