Each month, Debutiful will recommend a handful of buzzworthy and under-the-radar debut books for you to read.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this November”
To say Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is proud of being born and raised in Woodland, North Carolina is an understatement. Her social media is @woodlandraised and her debut story collection Sleepovers is largely inspired by her upbringing in the rural town tucked away in the northeast corner of the state.
That collection won her the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize, which comes with a prize of $10,000 and publication from Hub City Press. Sleepovers features a wide variety of voices from people often forgot about society. If you ever get the chance to speak to Phillips, you realize her voice and point of view are just as distinct as the characters she writes.Continue reading “Ashleigh Bryant Phillips gives a voice to the forgotten in Sleepovers”
The characters in Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne‘s debut novel Holding On To Nothing want more. They want more than what their life has to offer in rural Tennessee. They want to be wanted and not just merely picked because there isn’t anyone else left. They want something bigger.Continue reading “Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne’s characters are ‘Holding On To Nothing’”
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 October”
Azelea “Knot” Centre, the main character in De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s debut In West Mills is easily one of the most memorable characters I’ve been introduced to recently. She is, excuse the cliche, a tour-de-force. Is she a saint? No, far from it. Her flaws make her as realistic as a character on page can be. If this book ever gets adapted in Hollywood (it should), whichever actress is lucky enough to play Knot will be stepping into an Oscar-worthy role due to how perfect Winslow wrote her.Continue reading “De’Shawn Charles Winslow created one of the most memorable characters in fiction”
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”