Here are the authors making their debuts this November. It’s a pretty sparse crowd as we head toward the end of the year, but there are still some fantastic books waiting to be discovered. I’m especially excited about “The City of Brass” by S. A. Chakraborty.
“The City of Brass” by S. A. Chakraborty
Con artist Nahri uses her wits and sleight of hand to survive the streets of 18th century Cairo. She gets by, by performing palm readings and healings, but she doesn’t believe in magic — that is, until she accidentally summons a mysterious djinn. Together they journey to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, where Nahri is drawn into a world of magic and politics that she doesn’t understand and learns secrets about her past that change everything.
“The Library at the Edge of the World” by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Set in the villages of Ireland’s West Coast, librarian Hanna Casey returns to the rural town she grew up in to rebuild her life after discovering her husband in bed with another woman. Even as she works to become independent, she finds herself at the center of gossip and her library is threatened with closure. So Hanna begins a battle to save the library and her community, along the way forging relationships with the neighbors she had worked so hard to keep at a distance.
“The End We Start From” by Megan Hunter
A woman gives birth to her first child as the world comes to an end. People are fleeing London as the city becomes submerged. The young mother, her husband and their new baby struggle to survive, moving from shelter to shelter. When her husband disappears while searching for provisions, the young mother teams up with another single mother to care for their children. Trying to reestablish a sense of normalcy in face of the chaos around them, the mothers raising their children in a destroyed world — the only world their children will only ever known.
Other November titles by debut authors: