Writers to Watch

The Daily Beast is running a series on “Writers to Watch,” which will feature 12 writers in six months, picked by fellow writers and critics

At the end of March, Lucas Wittmann picked Julie Orringer’s May debut The Invisible Bridge (after her well-received 2003 short story collection, How to Breathe Underwater). The prepub reviews for this Holocaust novel (which New York magazine says is, “against all odds, a Holocaust page-turner” ) have been a chorus of hosannas.

The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-05-04)
ISBN / EAN: 1400041163 / 9781400041169

Random House Audio; UNABR; 0307713547; $50

The second in the Daily Beast series is Jenny Hallowell’s Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe, which arrives in June. Taylor Antrim proclaims it “this summer’s breakout debut novel…Hollowell’s magnetically flawed heroine, is both cruelly ambitious and deeply sympathetic, and the book’s febrile vision of sun-scorched Los Angeles makes me think of Play It As It Lays on every page.”

It has not yet been reviewed by the prepub sources.

Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe
Jenny Hollowell
Retail Price: $14.00
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks – (2010-06-08)
ISBN / EAN: 080509119X / 9780805091199

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