The Gypsy Moth Summer in Poets & Writers “Page One”: Where New & Noteworthy Books Begin.
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 mansion-sized backdrops, its layered abuses and its meditative, soulful opening lines… Fierro is a writer capable of glorious sentences. She recalls with fastidious care the songs and lip gloss and fashions of the early 1990s, has an ear for weather and landscape, and moves her story briskly through its many cohering parts.”
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.
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 too much but it turns out to be just enough and this novel ultimately becomes one about the power those we love and trust have to destroy us, slowly at first and then in unstoppable waves (like a biblical plague) but also the restorative, strengthening power of love meant to last. The world is full of both kinds and, Fierro’s writing suggests, you’ll never quite know until you’re in the thick of it which kind of love you’ve got. But don’t stop loving, even with the threats. There’s beauty in everything.” READ MORE.