Today we are spotlighting December’s wonderful debuts with a darkly funny story about an Indian-American family struggling with deeply buried secrets and a captivating exploration of the complexities of female friendship and the dark drive towards perfection in the world of ballet.
TELL ME HOW TO BE by Neel Patel
“Patel skillfully maneuvers through the treacherous territory of abandoned dreams, family squabbles, and cultural clashes before finding a resounding catharsis for mother and son. The result is noteworthy and memorable.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
“Kapelke-Dale nicely explores the power of female friendship, a woman’s relationship with her body, and what it truly means to be seen.”–Publishers Weekly
TELL ME HOW TO BE by Neel Patel; 9781250184979; 12/7/21.
THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale; 9781250274236; 12/7/21.