Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YA~The November Girl with Lydia Kang

Ready for more wistful YA? Great! Because I've got a fantastic new release with an enchanting cover, the voice of a storm, and . . . a boy. Not to mention the author is here to talk about Nature personified, and wait until you read her explanation. I love it!


The November Girl 
by Lydia Kang

Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.

Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.

Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.

Nature Personified
by Lydia Kang

When I wrote Anda’s character, who is a creature half human, half of the Lake, I had to reconcile the very human sentiments, like love, wants, needs, and heartache, with the very non-human realities of nature. Nature doesn’t care who lives or dies—it’s all part of a cycle that just is. A dying moose or deer feeds a hungry wolf, and a old wolf’s death feeds the molds, microbes and a tree upon whose roots it died.

One thing I made a very conscious choice about was having Anda feel this cycle of life, in way which caused her both pleasure and pain. I’m not going to explain in what ways, because it’s in the book! But this linking of emotions to an otherwise emotionless cycle is something that is the backbone of why Anda acts the way she does, and has set up rules for herself for survival that are both necessary but also incredibly harmful, both to herself and others. 


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Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.

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I'm absolutely fascinated by personification. (I may or may not have done this myself with the second book in the Motley Education series. *nodshead*) What do you think about it? Writers: have you done it? Would you? 


  1. Everything about nature and personification fascinates me. This book sounds intriguing. Congratulations, Lydia.

    Looking forward to your next book S. A. Have a lovely evening.

    1. Thank so much for stopping by to support Lydia! It does sound amazing, doesn't it?

  2. Congratulations to Lydia! This story sounds interesting!

    Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you and yours S. A!

  3. Hi Sheri - Lydia's book certainly sounds interesting and something to make us think as we read it through ... definitely to be remembered to buy and read - cheers Hilary

    1. I does sound interesting, and I think different, too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Congratulations to Lydia. That is a great cover! Love the colors.


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