Indies Introduce


  • Shark Heart, Emily Habeck
    Marysue Rucci Books, 9781668006498, August 8, 2023 (Fiction)

    “A heart-wrenching look at loss and love, motherhood and growth. Featuring gorgeous prose and an intriguing magical realism approach, this novel was captivating and moving.”

    —Mallory Melton, BookPeople, Austin, TX

    Shark Heart is a powerfully creative debut novel that tells the story of newlyweds Wren and Lewis, and the challenges they face after Lewis is diagnosed with a rare medical condition that transforms his body into that of a great white shark while leaving his mind and memories intact. This beautiful and heartbreaking story explores the power of love, grief, and taking those first steps towards moving on. Habeck eloquently weaves together a compelling narrative that will captivate readers and inspire countless book club discussions.”

    —Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

    Shark Heart is like nothing I’ve ever read. The fascinating premise — some people genetically mutate into wild animal species — is told through stunning, poetic prose. Wholly original, heartbreaking yet hopeful, it explores how one woman meets loss with love. Shark Heart will have your whole heart.”

    —Alana Haley, Schuler’s Books, Grand Rapids, MI

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