It is such an honor to finally share my new book, THE NOWHERE GIRLS, with you. This book is close to my heart for so many reasons, and I can’t wait for you to meet Grace, Rosina, Erin, and all the amazing girls (and boys) who have inspired me with their courage.
I wrote this book as an act of both love and resistance. I wrote it for my daughter, for all the daughters, because I want us to live in a world with less shame, fear, and silence. A world with more truth, solidarity, and joy. A world where girls feel comfortable and safe in their skin, where they feel supported by their friends and community, where they fight for each other and what’s right, even when everybody else seems to be doing wrong. Grace, Rosina, Erin, and the rest of the Nowhere Girls are building this better world, and I hope they inspire you to join them. They have inspired me more than I can say.
I would be incredibly honored if you’d consider picking up a copy of THE NOWHERE GIRLS at your local bookstore, library, or online at one of these fine retailers:
And if you’re in Asheville, NC, come by Malaprop’s Books tonight at 6:00 pm for my book release event and get a copy signed by me.
Please spread the word! And don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and B&N.com. It helps so much.
Here’s a little more about the book:
WHO ARE THE NOWHERE GIRLS?
They’re everygirl. But they start with just three.
GRACE SALTER is the new girl in town, whose family had to leave their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal.
ROSINA SUAREZ is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.
ERIN DELILLO is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may be an android.
Grace wants nothing more than to be invisible at her new school, but when she learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town after accusing the popular guys at school of gang rape, she convinces Rosina and Erin to join her mission to get justice for Lucy. They form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students. As the Nowhere Girls grow in numbers, their movement becomes about more than sex and transforms the lives of its members, their school, and the entire community.
THE NOWHERE GIRLS ARE EVERYWHERE.
“A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back.” –Bustle
“Empowering, brutally honest, and realistically complex.” –Buzzfeed
“Subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A thoughtful, literary portrayal of female sexuality in a culture that often rejects it.”–Booklist, starred review
Thank you for all your support! I appreciate each and every one of you.
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