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I think it's fair to say that it's been a good couple of weeks for Melanie Crowder. Her debut novel, PARCHED, was just released to much acclaim, including a Junior Library Guild selection, and a review in which the Wall Street Journal dubbed it "an absorbing and strangely beautiful story of valor and survival."
Now, there's even more good news to share. Can you guess? YES! You are going to be reading more from Melanie Crowder. In her latest novel, AUDACITY, she tackles an extraordinarily important time in history:
A novel in verse, AUDACITY follows Clara's path from impoverished immigrant girl to powerful cultural icon.
I'm thrilled to say that AUDACITY was pre-empted in a two-book deal, by Liza Kaplan at Philomel, with a tentative release date of early 2015. Please join us in celebrating Melanie and her wonderful news!