First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Gods of Jade and Shadow
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in […]

First Few Pages: Spin the Dawn
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Spin the Dawn

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia […]

First Few Pages: The Nickel Boys
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: The Nickel Boys

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept […]

First Few Pages: Recursion
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Recursion

From the New York Times best-selling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory – his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date. Memory makes reality. That’s what New York […]

First Few Pages: City of Girls
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: City of Girls

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both […]

First Few Pages: Wilder Girls
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Wilder Girls

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to […]