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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the critically-acclaimed author of Mosquitoland, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And pesto. He believes fiercely in pesto.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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Luminous Beings
 
Novels
   Mosquitoland (2015)
   Kids of Appetite (2016)
   The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik (2018)
   The Electric Kingdom (2021)
   I Loved You in Another Life (2023)
   Luminous Beings (2024) (with Jose Pimienta)
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I'll Stop the World (2023)
Lauren Thoman
"Thoman's sweeping debut defies categorization. A multigenerational mystery, a compulsively readable love story, an intricately woven sci-fi - whatever it is, I'll Stop the World is the mind-bendy time-travel eighties romp we all need right now. I'm obsessed with this book."
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When You Wish Upon a Lantern (2023)
Gloria Chao
"When You Wish Upon a Lantern is a luminous love story about the complexities of falling for someone you've known for years, and the advantages - and sometimes disadvantages - of friendship as a foundation for love. Hilarious and heartfelt, Chao has written a romp of a romance that unfolds with pitch-perfect pacing."
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As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow (2022)
Zoulfa Katouh
"As gorgeous as it is groundbreaking, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow holds many things at once: beauty and ruin; brutality and sweetness; tender love in the midst of shattering violence. Katouh writes with urgency and grace, and while she never shies from the horrors of war, neither does she miss a single note of hope-and there are so many. This book is devastatingly beautiful."

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