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The Gypsy Moth Summer in Poets & Writers “Page One”: Where New & Noteworthy Books Begin.

Thank you Poets & Writers for publishing the entire prologue, or you can listen to me read it aloud, and, oh how I love reading that opening…

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The Chicago Tribune says “The Gypsy Moth Summer” echoes ‘The Great Gatsby'”

“There are deliberate echoes of “The Great Gatsby” throughout Julia Fierro’s second novel, “The Gypsy Moth Summer.” In its landscape — an islet off the Long Island coast. In its exploration of wealth and greed, grandeur and envy. In its … Continue reading

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The Gypsy Moth Summer gets a second printing!

After a busy three weeks since publication (15 events in 8 states), some exciting news! I am so grateful to every one of you–readers, booksellers, reviewers, interviewers, book bloggers, series organizers, fellow authors and friends–who made this possible.

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A rave review in The Globe and Mail

“The (gypsy moth) infestation is the perfect backdrop for a story that is complex, relevant and a delight to read. Racism, classism, bigotry, abortion, domestic abuse, business ethics (or lack thereof), terminal illness, marital strife – it might sound like … Continue reading

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A starred review from Booklist for The Gypsy Moth Summer

“[Fierro] succeeds in creating a suspenseful, richly symbolic drama and coming-of-age story. Poignant, raw, and, at times, brutally honest about the poison concealed behind the charming facade of a quaint community, this is an intense and meaningful read.” – Booklist, May … Continue reading

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A rave review from Publishers Weekly for The Gypsy Moth Summer

“Riveting…a powerful story showcasing a dizzying spectrum of relationships from the deeply destructive to the supportive and loving.” – Publishers Weekly Full review here.

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Advance praise from bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult…

“The Gypsy Moth Summer plunges the reader into a hazy, hot daydream of hidden truth, scandal, and racial prejudice. With bold strokes, Julia Fierro creates a vivid world where privilege and class are merely a veneer to distract from the … Continue reading

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The New Yorker calls Cutting Teeth “a comically energetic debut.”

A wonderful review for Cutting Teeth in The New Yorker: Cutting Teeth, by Julia Fierro (St. Martin’s). Five pairs of variously overmedicated and undersatisfied Brooklyn parents head to a Long Island beach house for Labor Day weekend with their cranky, drooling, … Continue reading

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Cutting Teeth is OPRAH.com’s Book of the Week

CUTTING TEETH is Oprah.com’s Book of the Week and receives a wonderful review!“As the weekend progresses, the things kept hidden at home—illicit flirtations, parental frustrations and fizzling marriages—come to the surface in explosive ways. Even if you aren’t a parent, … Continue reading

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The BOSTON GLOBE calls Cutting Teeth “a fresh perspective on the journey of parenting that is at once modern and timeless.”

A wonderful review of Cutting Teeth in The Boston Globe.“Cutting Teeth sings with beautiful sentences, masterfully crafted scenes, and a deeply imagined inner life for each of her characters…There are no easy solutions or formulas for happiness here, just the reality that … Continue reading

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