Spotlight: The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

Have you read the Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis?  This debut novel came out on July 9 of this year, and just look at the beautiful cover alone! You may need to add this to your TBR.

A little about the book.

Some bury their secrets close to home. Others scatter them to the wind and hope they land somewhere far away.
Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer–the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder no one talks about. She knows it’s high time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables, but she finds that cataloging the family belongings–as well as their misfortunes–won’t contain her family’s secrets, not when her wayward sister suddenly returns, determined to expose skeletons the Kratts had hoped to take to their graves.
Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together the influence of her family on their small South Carolina cotton town, learning that the devastating effects of dark family secrets can last a lifetime and beyond.

A little praise goes a long way…

“A mystery entangled in family secrets and racial tension, this tale will be enjoyed by fans of Southern fiction.” – Library Journal

“The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt adeptly catalogs loss, hope, and redemption.” – Booklist

“The well-told tale unfolds like a magnolia, slowly revealing a languid beauty. Mystery fans will also be satisfied.” – Publishers Weekly

“Andrea Bobotis is a new, original voice as Southern as they come! In The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, she unravels a complicated web of dirty Southern secrets. Using masterful writing and a perfectly calculated reveal of damaged history, she ends up weaving a tapestry that is so much more.” – Leah Weiss, bestselling author of If the Creek Don’t Rise

About the Author

Andrea Bobotis

Andrea Bobotis is the author of the debut novel THE LAST LIST OF MISS JUDITH KRATT, forthcoming from Sourcebooks in July 2019.

A native of South Carolina, Andrea holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Virginia. Her fiction has received awards from the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and her essays on Irish writers have appeared in journals such as VICTORIAN STUDIES and the IRISH UNIVERSITY REVIEW. Andrea lives with her family in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches creative writing to youth at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She is also a yoga teacher and a national parks geek.

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Serious book loving critical care RN dealing with RA, being married to a surgeon, my 2 crazy dogs, an obsession with crafting, and a mad desire to swing golf clubs (although quite poorly).

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