Author Tiffany McDaniel has just announced that her debut novel, The Summer That Melted Everything, is up for the Ohioana Literary Award!
“I have some exciting news. The Summer that Melted Everything is a finalist for the Ohioana Literary Award. It is an award celebrated in my home state of Ohio, and they are currently holding the voting portion of the award to determine the winner of the Reader’s Choice Award. If you wouldn’t mind, please consider casting a vote for The Summer that Melted Everything. You don’t need to provide an email address or any other personal information as it’s a survey with SurveyMonkey, so you just click on the book you choose to vote for. Really quick and easy and only takes seconds to complete.”
You don’t need to be a resident of Ohio, or even the US. Voting is open to all.
I absolutely adored The Summer that Melted Everything, having the privilege to read and review it last year.
This is not a YA book. This is not a book to read lightly. It will tear out your soul so you can examine it, piece by piece; it will rip out your heart and show you what’s written there. McDaniel tackles racism, homosexuality, HIV, and hysteria, all in one bildungsroman. It is violent and cruel, shocking and terrible. There’s no happy ending to be found; this is real life. McDaniel writes with exquisite flair.
The paperback of The Summer that Melted Everything is coming on July 3rd, so if you haven’t read this amazing debut, grab your copy now!