What's better than a brand-new book by your favorite author? Finding a brand-new favorite author! Nothing beats the feeling of picking up a debut novel and finding your literary soulmate.
This month, I'm putting the spotlight on diverse authors who gained acclaim immediately with their first novels. Think writers like Junot Diaz and Edward P. Jones, who won Pulitzer prizes with their debut novels. Or, Stephanie Watts Powell, whose No One is Coming to Save Us has been named the American Library Association's first Book Club Central selection. (More on that later...)
As the big books of the fall start rolling in, keep an eye out for newbies whose names we may be hearing for years to come! And please, let me know
who you've discovered.
Keep turning those pages,