Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney (9/7/21)

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS and NORMAL PEOPLE author Sally Rooney excels at making everyday life enthralling, sharp, and full of intensity.

BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU follows four friends through ups and downs as they learn about friendship and look to the future.


4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“Rooney’s third novel deals with some of the emotional dynamics and ideas explored in CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS and NORMAL PEOPLE but expands and enriches them by depicting human dramas against vast historical backdrops, amplifying art’s essential status in human life. Once again, she has written a masterly and significant work of fiction that is both traditional and innovative.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A novel of capacious intelligence and plenty of page-turning emotional drama.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Rooney (NORMAL PEOPLE) continues her exploration of class, sex, and mental health with a cool, captivating story about a successful Irish writer, her friend, and their lovers… As always, Rooney challenges and inspires.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Writing with her trademark truthfulness and wit, Rooney compels with both these meta-conversations and the actions of her characters’ lives: their enthralling, intimate, and consequential grappling with themselves, with one another, and with beauty, sex, and friendship.”–Booklist, starred review

BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney; 9780374602604; available now.

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