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The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020


"Wise and addictive... The Gifted School is the juiciest novel I've read in ages... a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class." J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers, in The New York Times

Burn Fortune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944866426
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Published: Clash Books - May 28th, 2019

In the novel-in-fragments, BURN FORTUNE, 16-year-old June is a corn-detasseling flag twirler who lives in a small conservative town in the early 90s Midwest. Her family is dysfunctional but her boyfriend--known only as "My Boyfriend"--has a family who is emotionally and physically abusive.

Girls on the Line Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503904569
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - November 6th, 2018

"A moving tale of female solidarity and courage." --Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

Light in the Shadows Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542044097
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - June 1st, 2019

The discovery of a lost Caravaggio painting yields centuries of deadly secrets in this pulse-pounding novel of historical intrigue and modern-day suspense...

If the Ice Had Held (SFWP Literary Awards) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939650917
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - May 1st, 2019

Melanie Henderson's life is a lie. The scandal of her birth and the identity of her true parents is kept from her family's small, conservative Colorado town. Not even she knows the truth: that her birth mother was just 14 and unmarried to her father, a local boy who drowned when he tried to take a shortcut across an icy river.

You Who Enter Here (Suny Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438473161
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Published: State University of New York Press - March 1st, 2019

FINALIST - 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Multicultural (Adult Fiction) category
FINALIST - 2020 Colorado Book Award in the Literary Fiction category, presented by the Colorado Center for the Book
2020 In the Margins Top Ten and Fiction Recommendation