This Fall's Most Anticipated Debuts [SHOWING SLIDE 5 OF 10]

There are people who like to talk about how hard it is to get a book deal with a traditional publisher in the current economy. From the perspective of Kirkus’ editors, however, there’s a bounty of talented new writers in fiction and nonfiction who deserve a wider readership. Here’s our selection of this fall’s up-and-coming writers, fiction listed first, followed by nonfiction. Not all of these books are available for purchase yet, but all will be published this fall.

RIVERS by Michael Farris Smith
Kirkus Star
by Michael Farris Smith

"Tense, moving and expertly executed."
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