2019 Jeannine Cooney Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction

Ezvid Wiki’s 13 Insightful Contemporary Novels
Written By Women

A Library Journal Best Book

Best 35 Over 35

Blogcritics Best Fiction of the Year 

Goodreads Great New Paperbacks

"A novel so startlingly original and so unafraid to approach complicated, bald emotion and anger."
The Brooklyn Rail

"A very cunning variation on the revenge fable."
The New York Times Book Review

"Dripping in psychological genius, this otherworldly novel will leave you mesmerized and entranced under Gangi's ghostly spell."

"The lusty, livid Joanna is the hottest middle-aged/dead woman in fiction." 
The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"This is a title worth silencing your smartphone for."
―Library Journal (starred review)


“I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. ” 
― Sharon Olds


Stephanie Gangi is a poet, essayist and novelist living and working in New York City. Her work has appeared on LiteraryHub, Bust, Catapult, and TueNight. Her award-winning poem,Four, was anthologized in the Hippocratic Prize Anthology, 2014.

Her acclaimed debut novel, The Next, was published by St. Martin’s Press. She is at work on her second novel.


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