In no particular order, here are the five the new-to-me writers I'm happiest about finding this year, along with the book that turned me on to them (titles are linked to my review of each title):
|Robert Goolrick, author of Heading Out to Wonderful|
|Lynn Shepherd, author of The Solitary House|
|Jessica Gregson, author of The Angel Makers|
|Andromeda Romano-Lax, author of The Detour|
|Joseph Schuster, author of The Might Have Been|
Hey, I just realized something. Of the five novels, Joe Schuster's baseball book is the only one with a contemporary setting. One takes place in WWII Italy, one in WWII Hungary, one in barely post-WWII America, and the other in the London-era very familiar to readers of Dickens novels. I must be getting nostalgic in my old age - even for periods before my own time. Hmmm.