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Aftercare Instructions: Bonnie Pipkin Discusses Her New YA Novel with Estelle Laure

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The ParnassusNext YA subscription box selection this month is Aftercare Instructions, the debut YA novel by Bonnie Pipkin. The story centers on a girl named Genesis, who is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Planned Parenthood immediately following an abortion, and her ensuing journey of self-discovery. Fellow YA author Estelle Laure (This Raging Light, But Then I Came Back) interviewed Pipkin about the soul of the book and its subject matter — a topic that’s often hard for people to talk about. Read the rest of this entry »

Debut Author Estelle Laure on “Shame and Difficult Truths”

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This month, every member of ParnassusNext (our subscription box for YA fiction) will receive a signed first edition of Estelle Laure’s This Raging Light. We’re not alone in thinking this spectacular debut novel is the best YA release of December, either. Among its early fans is David Arnold, author of a previous ParnassusNext selection, Mosquitoland, who calls This Raging Light, “a thick quilt in a cold room . . . I want to wrap myself in it.” Read the rest of this entry »