Our 2023 Authors:

A Likely Story


Wry, wise, and propulsive, with fragments of a compulsively readable book-within-a-book.

The child of an iconic American novelist discovers a tangle of family secrets that upends everything she thought she knew about her parents, her gilded childhood, and her own stalled writing career.

Growing up in the nineties as the only child of famous parents was both a blessing and a curse for Isabelle. Her beautiful society hostess mother, Claire, and New York Times bestselling author father, Ward, were the intellectual It couple. Ward’s obligations often took him away from Isabelle, but Claire made sure her childhood was filled with magic and love.

As an adult Isabelle wants to be a writer like her father but after many false starts and the unexpected death of her mother, she faces her upcoming birthday alone and on the verge of a breakdown. Her anxiety only skyrockets when she uncovers some shocking truths about her parents and begins wondering if everything she knew about her family was all based on an elaborate lie.

"A standout debut about family, secrets, and the costs of protecting a precious legacy."
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author

The House of Eve

Simon & Schuster

A daring and redemptive novel exploring what it means to be a woman and a mother and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

1950s Philadelphia: fifteen-year-old Ruby is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising a daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed on to her like a birthright.

Eleanor arrives in Washington, DC, with ambition and secrets. When she meets the handsome William at Howard University, they fall in love. But William hails from one of DC’s elite wealthy Black families, and his par­ents don’t let just anyone into their fold. Eleanor hopes that a baby will make her finally feel at home in William’s family and grant her the life she’s been searching for. But having a baby—and fitting in—is easier said than done.

With their stories colliding in unexpected ways, Ruby and Eleanor will both make decisions that shape the trajectory of their lives.

"The House of Eve is a luminous, moving read!"
— Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author

Ms. Demeanor


A delicious and witty story about love under house arrest.

Jane Morgan is a valued member of her law firm—or was, until a prudish neighbor, binoculars poised, observes her having sex on the roof of her NYC apartment building.  Police are summoned, and a punishing judge sentences her to six months of home confinement. With Jane now jobless and rootless, trapped at home, life looks bleak. Her twin sister provides support and advice, but mostly of the unwelcome kind. 

When a doorman lets slip that Jane isn't the only resident wearing an ankle monitor, she strikes up a friendship with fellow white-collar felon Perry Salisbury. As she tries to adapt to life within her apartment walls, she discovers she hasn’t heard the end of that tattletale neighbor—whose past isn’t as decorous as her 9-1-1 snitching would suggest. Why are police knocking on Jane’s door again? Can her house arrest have a silver lining? Can two wrongs make a right? 

"A bounty of delights as sparkling as prosecco and as deeply satisfying and delicious as a five-star meal."
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author

The Only Survivors

Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books

A thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the anniversary of a tragic accident.

Ten years ago, two vans full of North Carolina high school students careened off a mountain road into a rushing river in Tennessee. Only nine of them made it home. On the first anniversary of the accident, a survivor committed suicide. That's when the remaining survivors made a pact: to meet up every year to mark the date, so that none of them would be alone.

But on the tenth anniversary, one of the survivors disappears, casting fear and suspicion on the reunion and on the original tragedy. Cassidy, who has always felt like the outsider of the group, receives an alarming text from an unknown number. She leaves for the Outer Banks immediately, where their reunions always take place in the same oceanfront rental. But something is off; There’s a new tension in the group, whispers of a tell-all account of their accident—and then one of the other survivors abruptly disappears. What really happened 10 years ago? Can Cassidy trust her fellow survivors? 

"Miranda is a master of misdirection and sudden plot twists."
— Booklist

Go as a River

Spiegel & Grau

An unforgettable and deeply moving story of a young woman who follows her heart.

Seventeen-year-old Victoria runs the household on her family’s peach farm in the small ranch town—the sole surviving female in a family of troubled men. Wilson is a drifter with a mysterious past, displaced from his tribal land but determined to live as he chooses.

Victoria meets Wil by chance on a street corner, altering both of their young lives, igniting as much passion as danger. When tragedy strikes, Victoria leaves the only life she has ever known. Taking shelter in a hut, she struggles to survive in the wilderness, with no clear notion of what her future will bring. As the seasons change, she also charts the changes in herself.

Inspired by true events surrounding the destruction of the town of Iola in the 1960s, Go as a River is a story of deeply held love in the midst of hardship and loss, but also of finding courage, resilience, friendship, and, finally, home—where least expected. This stunning debut explores what it means to lead your life as if it were a river—gathering and flowing, finding a way forward even when a river is dammed.

"Completely unforgettable."
— Bonnie Garmus, New York Times bestselling author

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