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|Kat Rosenfield’s Knives Out-style Mystery |
Kat Rosenfield’s new novel, You Must Remember This, begins on the cold night 85-year-old Miriam falls through the ice on the surface of the river near her family home. Given the massive inheritance on the line, Miriam’s granddaughter suspects that the death isn’t merely a tragic accident and sets out to understand what truly happened.
Kat’s atmospheric writing and knack for believable yet shocking twists make her a favorite among mystery and thriller lovers. She talked to fellow author Catherine McKenzie about murder and memory.
Catherine McKenzie: So, what is your writing process? Do you know the end before you start?
Kat Rosenfield: The first Christmas that we celebrated without my grandmother, it was Covid Christmas—a very, very strange holiday. Nobody was out on the streets, every place felt kind of shuttered. This incredibly thick fog rolled in and stayed and sat there until I started feeling not just like I was the last person left on Earth, but like the world itself didn't exist outside of whatever 20-foot radius I was currently standing in because it was just so soupy and misty.
I started ruminating about the idea of the mist and memory and how we lose ourselves in the fog of our years. I got this image in my head of an old woman walking out onto the frozen river in the fog and just disappearing. And that's it. Maybe you hear a splash, maybe you don't hear anything at all, but she's gone and you don't really know how or why. This is where the book begins, and that's where the story spiraled out from.
Check out the rest of Kat and Catherine’s conversation here, and then pick up two books recommended by the authors:
|Long Bright River |
|When her drug-addicted sister Kacey disappears off the streets of Baltimore, cop and single mom Mickey risks her career—and her life—to find her sibling.|
|RadioLab contributor Heather Radke considers the butt in all its biological and cultural glory—touching on topics from evolutionary biology to Jennifer Lopez.|
|20 Words: Guess The Novel|
|A dreamy child follows a nattily-attired animal into a surreal world of croquet games, tea parties, and deadly palace intrigue.|
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|For Richer, For Poorer |
|In Colleen Hoover’s Heart Bones, out in a new edition today, two teenagers with vastly different upbringings are thrown together over the course of one intense, emotional summer. Hoover is far from the only author to tackle the challenge of falling for someone from a different background. In stories from Pride and Prejudice to these more contemporary picks, couples overcome disapproving families, misunderstandings, and more on their way to true love. |
|Part of Your World |
|Alexis’ parents expect to be a surgeon like her father (and his father, and his father…). It’s bad enough that she’s chosen emergency medicine; they’ll never tolerate a relationship with a carpenter, even one as sweet and smitten as Daniel.|
|Where We End and Begin |
|Scholarship student Obinna and wealthy star pupil Dunni fall hard for each other in high school, but their relationship unravels. When they’re reunited at a wedding 12 years after graduation, can they overcome the doubts and miscommunications that lead to their first break up?|
|Smart Girl Summer |
|Graduate student Abby Atkinson needs a break from her disastrous PhD program. Billionaire Richard Vale needs a math tutor for his 12-year-old daughter. Over the course of one surprising summer, they’ll both get what they need—and more.|
|See the rest of our picks here.|
|The Big Debut|
Jessica George’s coming-of-age story is drawing praise from critics and fellow authors alike. It appeared on most-anticipated lists from the Los Angeles Times, Bustle, and more. Bestselling author Celeste Ng calls it “utterly charming and deeply moving.”
|25-year-old Maddie is navigating the pressures of a complex family life and a workplace where she’s often the only Black person in the room. A new flat and new roommates may offer the key to jumpstarting “the new Maddie.”|
Single mom and accidental criminal Finlay Donovan is back in the third book to follow the aspiring author’s hilarious exploits.
|Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun |
|Finlay’s determined to turn over a new leaf—no more crime—and finish her novel, but first, a Russian mobster needs her to identify a mysterious hitman.|
|💕 Huge news for CoHorts: the leads have been cast in the upcoming movie adaptation of It Ends with Us.|
🚀 The 2023 Robert A. Heinlein Award for an author whose fiction “inspires the human exploration of space” was announced last week.
🌳 Stephanie Garber says the just-revealed cover for A Curse for True Love holds a hint about the Once Upon a Broken Heart series’ ending.
🚨 The movie adaptation of S.A. Crosby’s award-winning thriller is one step closer to reality.
🏚️ Read an excerpt from Stephen King’s new novel, coming next fall.
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