"Come beach season, avid readers are always looking for their next great read. But instead of sticking with the tried-and-true favorites, why not pick up a debut novel this summer? This season there are dozens of promising debuts to choose from, but two stand out from the crowd. In the tradition of Amy Tan and Lisa See, first-time novelist Eugenia Kim has created a bold, richly detailed story of a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in turn-of-the-20th century Korea with The Calligrapher’s Daughter.
And on the opposite end of the spectrum, James Fuerst introduces an unforgettable boy-detective in his whodunit coming-of-age novel Huge. So whether you’re in the mood for a sweeping historical narrative or a fun noir tale, make sure to pack a debut author in your bag if you’re vacationing this month!"