Debut Spotlight (7/1/21)

We’re kicking off July with a poetic tale of war and destiny set in an epic alternate China, and a story all about personal strength and healing with three women surviving unimaginable tragedy.

SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan

2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick!

“Parker-Chan’s debut is forceful, immersive, and unforgettable. This inspired queer retelling of Chinese history is an exciting read.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Parker-Chan’s novel is an epic tale of the power of desire, the role of free will in deciding a person’s fate, and the twisting machinations of power.–Booklist, starred review


2 starred reviews and Indie Next pick!

“Composed of an assemblage of fragments, photos, articles by Mathilda, and first-person narration from the victims, this effectively unpacks both individual and collective trauma. It’s blistering from page one.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This tale of pain and healing will keep readers fully engaged and discussion groups talking for a long time.”–Library Journal, starred review

SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan; 9781250621801; 7/20/21.
DEAR MISS METROPOLITAN by Carolyn Ferrell; 9781250793614; 7/6/21.

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