Enter to Win: 5 Coming of Age Stories
From fantastic realms to gritty thrillers to the real world, one constant truth remains: we all have to grow up sometime!
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki – A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, growing up, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California
Chemistry by Weike Wang – Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, the unnamed narrator of this nimbly wry, concise debut finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. She’s tormented by her failed research–and reminded of her delays by her peers, her advisor, and most of all by her Chinese parents, who have always expected nothing short of excellence from her throughout her life. But there’s another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from her devoted boyfriend, a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can’t make a life before finding success on her own.
Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen – A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining—and back again—in search of her culinary roots
Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black – Cities vanished, gone in flashes of world-shattering destruction. An alien race had come to make Earth theirs, bringing a power so far beyond human technology it seemed like magic. It was nearly the end of the world—until we learned to seize the power, and use it to fight back.
All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg – An intricately crafted story of madness, magic and misfortune across three generations; an exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, that celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.
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This sweepstakes ended at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 19, 2017.
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