Aja Gabel - The Ensemble & Julia Fine - What Should Be Wild

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Aja Gabel - The Ensemble

Gabel’s assured literary debut follows the lives of the members of the Van Ness Quartet, a chamber music ensemble. A cellist herself, Gabel takes us into the world of high-level competitive musicians as well as into the hearts and minds of these particular performers. United by their passion for music, the four are often divided about other matters, both personal and musical. As she brings each to life—the quiet orphan, the prodigy, the angry skeptic, and the resilient leader—Gabel traces the ensemble’s complex and shifting dynamics over the years, charting the disappointments, the joys, and the beauty of what only these four individuals can create together.

Julia Fine - What Should Be Wild

With its wise, yet innocent, protagonist, its mysterious, inescapable woods, and its web of secrets and half-truths, Fine’s utterly original first novel is part fairy tale and part feminist fable. It centers on Maisie Cothay, who has been kept apart from the world due to her strange power to kill or resurrect at a touch. Born cursed, Maisie is further burdened by a father who withholds both love and the truth about her ancestral gifts. Yet when he disappears, she sets out to find him, only to discover that she can’t face the world without first coming to terms with what lies deep within herself.

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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Ensemble: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735214767
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - May 15th, 2018

What Should Be Wild: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062684134
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - May 8th, 2018

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