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Lost Canyon Receives STARRED Review from Booklist!

LostCanyon_currentWe’re thrilled to share that Lost Canyon — the latest novel by best-selling author Nina Revoyr (SouthlandThe Age of Dreaming) — has received a STARRED review in the July 1st issue of Booklist! Read the full review below:

★ Four Los Angelenos carefully plan a four-day camping excursion in the Sierra Nevada. Tracy, a super-fit, covertly reckless trainer with a Japanese mother and a mountain-man father, is the instigator. Each of the three clients who join her is at an impasse. Gwen, an African American who works for an organization that assists low-income kids (as does the author), is deeply discouraged. Oscar, a Latino real estate agent, is suffering financial reversals. Todd, a white corporate attorney, is oppressed by work and marriage. Each hopes that the rigors of the hike will be rejuvenating. But weirdly irresponsible advice from a ranger sets them on course for a desperate fight for survival, a classic set-up Revoyr (Wingshooters, 2011), an edgy and spellbinding writer with an uncanny gift for aligning human struggles with nature’s glory and perils, infuses with electrifying revelations. The dangers the group faces are legion, from scorching sun to treacherous terrain, injury, bears, and men with guns. Revoyr expertly tracks surges of fear and determination as Gwen, Oscar, and Todd take turns narrating and draw on previously untapped reserves of strength and courage. With ravishing descriptions of the magnificent landscape, unrelenting suspense, incisive psychology, and shrewd perspectives on matters of race and gender, Revoyr has created a gripping tale of unintended adventure and profound transformation.

Congratulations, Nina!

Posted: Jun 29, 2015

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