Publishers Weekly

Starred review in this week's Publishers Weekly: "A teenager comes of age and grapples with the heavy burdens of family secrets against the backdrop of the 19th-century New England whaling industry in this beautifully written, playful, and intricate debut novel..."


I'm thrilled to be heading to Book Expo America in NYC a few weeks, where I'll be talking about The Rathbones at the Random House Library Marketing /Library Journal Breakfast on May 30, on a panel with Jo Baker (Longbourn, Oct, Knopf); Jamie Ford (Songs of Willow Frost, Sep., Ballantine); Marisha Pessl (Night Film, Aug., Random House) and Elizabeth L. Silver (The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, June, Crown).

First Author, First Book

I'll be talking about The Rathbones at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago on Sunday, June 30, on a panel including Matthew Guinn, The Resurrectionist; Amy Gail Hansen, The Butterfly Sister; Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them; Jason Mott, The Returned; Jessica Soffer, Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots; and Kent Wascom, The Blood of Heaven.