For our August Book Club pick, we’re releasing from the archives a TBF 2020 conversation between Texas author Julia Heaberlin and Texas Monthly writer Christopher Kelly. Heaberlin’s latest novel, We Are All the Same in the Dark, is newly available in paperback at BookPeople. Purchase your copy today! Don’t miss the Crowdcast rebroadcast on Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. CT. Save your spot.
Julia Heaberlin is the author of the critically acclaimed We Are All the Same in the Dark, Black-Eyed Susans, a USA Today and Times (UK) bestseller. Her psychological thrillers, including Paper Ghosts (finalist for the ITW Thriller Award), Playing Dead, and Lie Still, have been sold in more than twenty countries. Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist who has worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Detroit News, and the Dallas Morning News. She grew up in Texas and lives with her family near Dallas/Fort Worth.
We Are All the Same in the Dark is set in a small Texas town. Character Trumanell Branson disappeared a decade ago, but the town hasn’t forgotten her—and neither has her brother Wyatt. So when Wyatt discovers another lost girl in a field of dandelions, mysteriously mute and missing one eye, he can’t help but suspect something strange is afoot. As the town’s youngest cop fights to solve the mystery of the two lost girls, long-forgotten secrets bubble to the surface.
2021 book club picks:
- July: God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney
- June: The Atmospherians by Alex McElroy
- May: The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken
- April: Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican-American Literature On Families In Between Worlds edited by Sergio Troncoso
- March: Lone Stars by Justin Deabler
- February: Memorial by Bryan Washington
- January: Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han