Book Vloggin’ with Jan: Favorite Debut Novels

~post by Jan

“I find it very interesting that the voices of these three fictional young women, two in the 1970s and one in 2014, are so strikingly familiar to me. And ultimately that’s what we love about debut works, the finding of the promise of familiarity.”

In this month’s installment of Book Vloggin’ with Jan, Jan takes a look at three favorite debut novels and discusses what it is that attracts us to new voices.

Books Reviewed In This Video: 

The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
“This was my first date with Mary Miller and I give it 5 out of 5 BookPeople. More Mary Miller, please. Can that be a thing?”

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
“The second greatest thing about a debut work is getting to see the beginnings of an already established voice. It’s discovering the raw roots of the authors that you already love. And I will never not love Sylvia Plath.”

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
“This is a really excellent look at mental health and expected roles….An excellent and often overlooked Atwood title.” 

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