Indies Introduce


  • A Letter to the Luminous Deep, Sylvie Cathrall
    Orbit, 9780316565530, April 23, 2024 (Fiction)

    “If I had to sum up this book in one word, it would be ‘delightful.’ An oceanic universe is the setting for this fantasy with a heart. Sophy and Vyerin examine correspondence between their mutual siblings, E. and Henerey, to solve the mystery of their sudden disappearance. A Letter to the Luminous Deep explores how the power of connection can help us face the knowns and unknowns of life. I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!”

    —Kathy Baum, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO

    “Warm and mysterious, this epistolary novel will enchant you right from the start. It’s both cozy and elegant, unfurling a baffling mystery one letter at a time. Bursting with magical imagery and lyrical prose, the characters’ voices dance across the page as their affections deepen, pulling you deep into a timeless love story.”

    —Melissa Sagendorph, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA

    “In her efforts to uncover a potential scientific discovery outside her home, E. begins to correspond with the illustrious academic, Henerey Clel. As their love story unfolds, so does a new understanding about their world. Told entirely through letters, Cathrall’s writing engages the reader’s curiosity by transporting them into an underwater fantasy world that manages to feel at once cozy and familiar, unknown and mysterious.”

    —Stephanie Skees, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

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