Springtime means new beginnings and new growth. So why not try listening to one of these debut books by new authors?
Henry grows up in a small Appalachian town under the writing desk of his fiercely brilliant father. But when tragedy tips his father toward a fearsome unraveling, what was once a young sonâ€™s reverence is poisoned, and Henry flees, not to return until years later, when he too must go home again.
Listen to an excerpt THE BARROWFIELDS
A prismatic tale of a group of characters who emerge and recede throughout the novel and touch one anotherâ€™s lives in ways even they cannot comprehend, The Lucky Ones captures the intensity of life in Colombia as paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers tear the country apart.
Listen to an excerpt THE LUCKY ONES
Intimately portraying New York Cityâ€™s elbow-jostling relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heistâ€”the theft of an entire historic Manhattan buildingâ€”that stunned the city and made the front page of The New York Times in 1974.
Listen to an excerpt THE GARGOYLE HUNTERS
A girl, a laptop, and a waddle of penguins. In this witty, genre-defying memoir, a young writer can travel anywhere she wants to finally finish her novelâ€”and ends up on a frozen island at the bottom of the world.
Listen to an excerpt BLEAKER HOUSE
The day a stained brown envelope is delivered from his homeland, Taduno knows that the time has come to return from exile. He soon discovers that his girlfriend has been abducted and his people no longer recognize him: he must unravel the mystery of his lost life and find his lost love.
Listen to an excerpt TADUNO’S SONG