Indies Introduce


  • The Falconer, Dana Czapnik
    Atria Books, 9781501193224, January 29, 2019 (Fiction)


    “Dana Czapnik’s debut is a wise and beguiling novel about coming of age in the 1990s. Each page holds insight into what it feels like to be a young woman in her final year of high school, struggling to navigate her future world. This heroine will not be forgotten! I can’t wait to read what Czapnik writes next.”

    Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books & Cafe (Wichita, KS)


    “New York City in the 1990s has never felt as alive as it does on the pages of Dana Czapnik’s The Falconer. In Lucy Adler, we find a teen heroine who is wry, sharp, a force on and off the basketball court, in love with her best friend, and gradually exploring the dusky art scene via her cousin Violet. Lucy’s voice is as unforgettable as the rest of the novel and marks the emergence of a grand new talent in Dana Czapnik.”

    Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop (Washington, DC)


    “Always searching for that piece of fiction about a character you’ve not met before? Set in a place and/or time you may know well but so focused you see it a little differently? Well, look no further. Dana Czapnik has created that novel. Smart, basketball-playing Lucy Adler is coming of age in 1990s New York. Told with wonderful detail and amazing insight, you will not forget this.”

    Pam Stirling, East Bay Booksellers (Oakland, CA)

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