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Fierce Little Thing

(2021)
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“A Secret History-esque tale...All the ingredients for the perfect summer read.” —The Millions
“Captivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles. Highly recommended.” —New York Journal Review of Books

“It’s time to come Home. All five of you. Or else.”

Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of all she was taken with Abraham, Home's charismatic leader, the North Star to Saskia and the four other teens who lived there, her best and only friends.

Two decades later, Saskia is shuttered in her Connecticut estate, estranged from the others. Her carefully walled life is torn open by threatening letters. Unless she and her former friends return to the land in rural Maine, the terrible thing they did as teenagers—their last-ditch attempt to save Home—will be revealed.

From vastly different lives, the five return to confront their blackmailer and reckon with the horror that split them apart. How far will they go to bury their secret forever?

New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Fierce Little Thing is a mesmerizing story of friendship and its reckonings.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Fierce Little Thing devoured me whole. It is at once a propulsive, perfectly plotted thriller and an exquisitely written, marvelously dark coming-of-age story. Once I opened it, I couldn't stop turning the pages. Once I finished it, it continued to haunt my thoughts. A spectacular and consuming read." - Cristina Alger

"With its propulsive momentum and its lush world, Fierce Little Thing kept me up late at night and splintered into my dreams. I experienced this novel with my whole body--tasted its sourdough, smelled its hand-dug latrines, heard its crackling pine needles and whispered secrets--and felt charged and changed by its explorations of the ways our adult lives keep circling the wounds and betrayals of childhood--as well as its sharp, tender insistence on the ways darkness and beauty sit side by side." - Leslie Jamison

"Gorgeously written and brilliantly structured, Fierce Little Thing is a suspenseful, evocative coming-of-age tale about the unique worth of old friendships and the profound challenge of finding your true place in the world." - Kimberly McCreight

"Fierce Little Thing is Miranda Beverly-Whittemore at her finest. A moody, gripping, and profoundly haunting story of a young girl desperate for connection and salvation. Beverly-Whittemore renders a wild, treacherous world and invites us to stand perilously close to the edge." - Taylor Jenkins Reid


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July 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fierce Little Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
ISBN: 1-250-77942-1 / 978-1-250-77942-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Title: Fierce Little Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
ISBN: 1-250-77944-8 / 978-1-250-77944-1 (USA edition)
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Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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Title: Fierce Little Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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Title: Fierce Little Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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July 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fierce Little Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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