Over the Plain Houses named an Indie Next Pick!
Over the Plain Houses, this spring's lead novel from Hub City Press, will be profiled in the prestigious Indie Next list sent monthly to independent bookstores across America. Curated by IndieBound, the Indie Next flyers are drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells and epitomize the heart and soul of passionate bookselling.
Each month, independent booksellers across the nation nominate twenty forthcoming books that they are particularly excited about. The American Booksellers Association sends the Indie Next flyer to 2,000 member bookstores for distribution to the general public. Independent bookstores have always occupied a special place in communities. Through IndieBound readers find trusted bookseller curated reading options, newly discovered writers, and a real choice for buying.
“Tense and atmospheric, this novel is set in Depression-era North Carolina but confronts a number of issues that are relevant today. I consider it one of the best historical fiction titles I’ve read lately—what must have been intensive research blends seamlessly with unforgettable characters and vibrant depictions of mountain caves, mining towns, and struggling farms. The book brilliantly takes readers back to a bygone era while subtly showing that it is an era whose darkness could soon fall again. Fans of Claire Fuller and Ron Rash won’t want to miss it.” —Elizabeth Weber, The Book Table, Oak Park, IL - See full list
Over the Plain Houses is the debut novel by Julia Franks and will be available May 1.
“Franks’ debut is a thoughtful exploration of one woman’s quest to live life on her own terms.”
“Riveting... Franks is a promising new writer.”
“An absorbing, twisty, suspenseful story of a couple’s rupturing marriage in a time and place wracked by change, and a timely cautionary tale about the dangers of a mind hardened by fear and zealotry. Precisely observed, exquisitely written, Julia Franks’ debut novel is a work of stunning emotional depth and clarity that is destined to become a Southern classic.”
—Kim Church, author of Byrd
“Over the Plain Houses is an accomplished debut, and Julia Franks is a gifted new writer to watch.”
—Amy Greene, author of Long Man
Read more about the novel and pre-order your copy today.