We are beyond excited to share that Jessica George’s lively and charming debut, MAAME, is the Today show’s February 2023 #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick!
This timely novel told with timeless storytelling tackles grief, mental health, familial duty, racism, female pleasure, love, friendship, and more as Maddie’s London life takes a turn when she gets the chance to leave her family home and finally start living for herself.
You can find additional programming info, including an interview between Jessica George and Jenna Bush Hager, here.
Make sure to find out what all the buzz is about. MAAME is on sale now!
“In this pitch-perfect debut, George captures the uncertainty, freedom, and anxiety of a London woman’s mid-20s. The work’s ample magnetism resides in the savvy portrayal of Maddie as a complicated, sharp, and vulnerable person who is trying to figure out adulthood. Readers will revel in this.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The key to writing a memorable bildungsroman is creating an unforgettable character, and George has fashioned an appealing hero here: You can’t help but root for Maddie’s emancipation. Funny, awkward, and sometimes painful, her blossoming is a real delight to witness. A fresh, often funny, always poignant take on the coming-of-age novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
MAAME by Jessica George | 9781250282521 | available now