Sara Sligar teached English and creative writing at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, the author of Take Me Apart obtained her Ph.D from University of Pennsylvania. Her debut book is a literary thriller about an archivist who becomes obsessed with her subject’s mysterious death. The psychological suspense incorporates found material into the narrative, which provides insight into one of the main characters in such a unique and refreshing way.Continue reading “Podcast Episode 05: Sara Sligar, author of Take Me Apart”
The official first episode (after the supersized ‘pilot’ that featured four authors) features Emma Copley Eisenberg. Her debut book is called The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia.Continue reading “Podcast Episode 01: Emma Copley Eisenberg, author of ‘The Third Rainbow Girl’”
Ruchika Tomar doesn’t think a lot of men will read her book. But they should. Trust me.
On its surface, A Prayer for Travelers is about a woman trying to track down her missing friend in the desert. However, the novel subverts all expectations of that logline. It is a captivating and eye-opening work about the female experience and the true beauty in Tomar’s work is how she approaches trauma.Continue reading “Ruchika Tomar’s ‘A Prayer For Travelers’ is a vital book about trauma, friendship, and the female experience”
Each month, I will pick a handful of buzzworthy and under the radar debut books I feel you’ll enjoy.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this July”
In his debut novel Restoration Heights, Wil Medearis explore gentrification through a murder noir set in the Brooklyn art world. The conglomerate of ideas came to the author over a series of events spread across years.
In the novel, a young art handler is the last to see a woman alive and becomes captivated by what happened to her. He becomes a sleuth trying to piece together her disappearance. Medearis himself has a background in art and watched his Brooklyn neighborhood change rapidly before his eyes.Continue reading “Wil Medearis discusses gentrification, art, and murder in his debut ‘Restoration Heights’”
Each month, we will pick a handful of buzzworthy and under the radar debut books we feel you’ll enjoy.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this January”