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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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Cutting Teeth is BUSTLE’s May Editor’s Pick

“The honesty within the pages creeps up on the reader and takes hold of the experience. Like a good voyeur, you just won’t want to let go.” Thank you, Bustle, for making Cutting Teeth your May Editor’s Pick!

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Library Journal: Cutting Teeth is one of spring’s “Best Debuts”

Thank you to Library Journal for naming Cutting Teeth one of Spring 2014’s best debuts!

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Booklist says Cutting Teeth readers “won’t be able to look away”

“Fierro’s first novel captures the complexity of forging new friendships and redefining lives as contemporary parents. Her characters are meticulously drawn, the situations emotionally charged. Readers, especially young parents, won’t be able to look away.” – Booklist April 2014 issue

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