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Fall Fiction Preview 2019: The season’s hottest debut novels

These first-time novelists are already poised to fire up the bestseller lists this fall.

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Two CIA secretaries during the Cold War are given a special assignment: Smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR to share the novel with the world. Author Laura Prescott, whose work has appeared in The Southern Review and The Hudson Review, among others, won the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for the first chapter of The Secrets We Kept. 

“This debut shines as spy story, publication thriller, and historical romance with a twist,” praises Publishers Weekly in a starred review.  (Out Sept. 3, 2019)

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