Little, Brown & Co decided to change the cover for Idra Novey‘s debut novel, Ways to Disappear, and while I loved the old jacket, (see my post below), I LOVE the new one even more.

More good news: Barnes & Noble has chosen Idra Novey for their 2016 Great New Writers program. The inimitable Amy Bloom says about Ways to Disappear, “Exceptionally witty and heartfelt is not the usual combo. Nothing about this novel is usual. Every sentence surprises. Every character intrigues. I read this book with joy and serious admiration.”

Publishers Weekly has weighed in with a starred review, “A playful portrait of the artist as a young translator…it reads like an Ali Smith novel with a fun Brazilian noir vibe.” And Kirkus Reviews says “Delightful and original” and, music to a publicist’s ears, “It’s a tour de force.”

If you review books and haven’t received a galley yet, shoot me an email and I’ll send you a copy. You’ll see.

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