Catch a Rising Literary Star

Posted on October 29, 2015

These new authors are creating a buzz

Once upon a time, a young thespian named Will set his quill to paper and wrote a play. The word is, he did pretty well…becoming the most beloved playwright and poet of all time.

A few years later, a sheltered young woman living in the country wrote stories to amuse her family. Ms. Jane Austen also met with great success, we’re told.

Every great author started somewhere – by taking the first step and writing a first work. Today, the literary world is bursting with new talent. And Thorndike can help you bring promising new authors to your power readers – many of whom enjoy reading large print for ease and enhanced comprehension.

Here’s a sampling of first novels by promising new authors now available in large print from Thorndike Press.

everybody riseEVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford (9781410484352)

  • New York Times bestseller
  • LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick
  • “A compulsive, up-close-and-personal read about the first cracks in the greed-and-bleed U.S. economy that went flying off the rails so spectacularly a short time later.”–starred, Library Journal
  • “an amusing page-turning beach read.”—Publishers Weekly



THE GILDED LIFE OF MATILDA DUPLAIgilded lifeNE by Alex Brunkhorst (9781410482945)

  • Indie Next Pick
  • Library Journal Summer Best Debuts Pick
  • “wonderfully appealing, both romantic and moody–reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier.”—KirkusReviews
  • “a bittersweet treat that will appeal to a wide audience.”—Publishers Weekly



windowopensA WINDOW OPENS by Jennifer Egan (9781410483805)

  • LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick
  • People Summer Beach Reads
  • Entertainment Weekly Beach Reads
  • Publishers Weekly PW First Fiction Feature
  • “Alice’s struggles are relatable and heartrending—the decline of her cancer-stricken father is a particularly poignant arc.”–starred, Booklist


in a dark dark wood  IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware (9781410484987)

  • New York Times bestseller
  • LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick
  • Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick
  • Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers” Pick
  • “Ware writes with verve and energy, building up the suspense and keeping the pages flying.”–Library Journal
  • “a highly readable, atmospheric thriller.”—Booklist


gold fame citrusGOLD FAME CITRUS by Claire Vaye Watkins (9781410486301)

  • Indie Next Pick
  • Library Journal Summer Best Debuts Pick
  • 4 starred reviews!





  • Indie Next Pick
  • “a solid debut….May appeal to those who have also liked bookishly romantic stories such as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.”—Library Journal
  • “Plenty of book-club and cinematic potential in this irresistible page-turner.”—Booklist



100 days of happiness100 DAYS OF HAPPINESS by Fausto Brizzi (9781410486226)

  • International bestseller
  • “funny and bittersweet….This book will appeal to readers of fiction and students of life. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal





the sympathizer

THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen (9781410482624)

  • Northern California Independent Booksellers Association bestseller
  • Indie Next Pick
  • New York Times Editors’ Choice
  • Nominee for the 2015 Carnegie Medal Award for Fiction
  • “It’s hard to believe this effort, one of the best recent novels to cover the Vietnamese conflict from an Asian perspective, is a debut. This is right up there with Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke.”—starred, Library Journal
  • “astonishing”—starred, Publishers Weekly


Contact us to bring these new titles (and authors!) to your patrons. And, if you have suggestions for new authors not yet on our radar, please let us know. We’re always interested in learning about the next Danielle Steele or Ernest Hemingway or Stephen King or….



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