Hamline News

September 24, 2013

Two Faculty Book Releases

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Chasing Shadows, by Swati Avasthi

Prior to publication, it became a November 2013 Junior Library Guild selection. Publisher's Weekly has given it a starred review for being a "superb novel about grief, friendship, and mental illness (that) avoids any pretense of easy, happy answers or shortcuts, offering a painful and realistic vision of the aftershocks of a horrific moment of violence."

Find more information about the book on Swati's website

Read Swati's CWP faculty profile


The Real Boy,
by Anne Ursu

Selected for the 2013 National Book Award longlist!

"Anne Ursu's The Real Boy is a fantasy in the truest, deepest sense: it illuminates the human experience by giving substance and shape to that which is otherwise intangible. Beautifully written and elegantly structured, this fantasy is as real as it gets."

—Franny Billingsley, author of Chime

Find more information about the book on Anne's website

Read Anne's CWP faculty profile