So, we’ve had three straight days of sunshine and warmth, and in these parts, that’s cause for celebration. And what better way to celebrate than by talking about the ultimate summer read?
Giller Prize nominee Sarah Selecky is FINALLY back, this time with her spectacular debut novel, Radiant Shimmering Light. A sharply funny and wise-beyond-its-years novel, Radiant Shimmering Light is the perfect book to ring in the arrival of summer!
Lilian Quick and her cousin Florence are super close, despite the fact that they are polar opposites. For starters, Florence is brave, confident, quick to find adventure, and American. Lilian is childless, single, and self-employed (as a pet portraitist!!!). But Lilian has been following Florence for years now. You see, Florence’s alter ego, Eleven Novak, is the face of a compelling new feminine lifestyle empowerment brand and has become #internetfamous.
When “Eleven” (we know who you really are 😒…) comes to town as part of her sales tour, she offers Lilian a place at the Temple, her Manhattan office. Despite twenty years of silence, Eleven welcomes her long-lost cousin with open arms, and the two women begin a new relationship. Lilian quickly enrolls in the Ascendency, an expensive three-month training seminar on empowered leadership, spiritual awakening, and sales and marketing, run by Eleven herself. Eleven is going to help her cousin rise up to be her highest self: confident, affluent and self-actualized.
But things don’t go as planned, of course. As Lilian’s artistic nature is stretched by the Ascendency program and she pushes herself further with the help of Florence’s life coaching, she’s left to wonder if this is actually everything she wants, and if she can actually trust everything Eleven says…
Radiant Shimmering Light is a book like no other from an incredibly talented author. It is a fast, well-written read that would be perfect for any trip to the beach or the cottage! We promise you won’t be able to put this one down.