Now that Our Orbit is being published by Booktrope of Seattle, Washington, the most beautiful thing has happened: a lovely new cover—
Our Orbit becomes available on June 23, 2015!
The book will be available for purchase from all major online retailers as well as select independent bookstores. It can also be ordered at major brick-and-mortar stores like Barnes & Noble. Moreover, this debut novel is now a finalist for Best Regional Fiction in the Next Generation Independent Book Awards.
From the back cover—
Nine-year-old Miriam Winslow never wore new clothes, never had a haircut, and believes that sinners must repent with dramatic displays of remorse, or harm will come to their loved ones. Now thrust into foster care, Miriam must adapt to a secular lifestyle while struggling to keep in touch with her past. Foster parents Rick and Deanne Fletcher quickly come to love their “new little girl.” Soon they meet the rest of Miriam’s family. Uncle Dan believes he was abducted by aliens. Sister Rachelle, just out of juvenile detention, harbors painful secrets. Brother Josh is outraged that the Fletchers disrespect Christian teachings. He vows to take Miriam out of their home and put a stop to meddling in his family’s way of life.
Now a finalist for Best Regional Fiction, Our Orbit captures the tension between modernity and tradition in the Appalachian corner of southern Ohio. “A literary novel that reads at the pace of a thriller.”
“Deftly woven, complex and compelling… Memorable characters will hold the reader’s attention from beginning to end.” — The Midwest Book Review
“Rejecting simplistic stereotypes, from ‘trashy’ to ‘homophobic,’ Miller invites readers to probe beyond immediate impressions… A compassionate, thoughtful narrative about hard-won self-realizations.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Our Orbit explores how family can be torn apart by brutal conviction and brought together by moments of grace. Anesa Miller writes with wisdom about our need to believe, our desire to belong, and, finally, the best that our fallen world can offer: love, forgiveness, a chance to start over again.” — Kim Barnes, In the Kingdom of Men
About the Author—
Anesa Miller received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and has published widely in literary magazines. Our Orbit is her debut novel. Anesa is a native of Wichita, Kansas, and has also lived in Ohio as well as the Pacific Northwest. She is married to the neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp, who teaches at Washington State University.
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