Kristy Woodson Harvey New Southern Historical Fiction Novel Release Announced

This release, which is slated to take place in mid-July, 2023, will mark Kristy Woodson Harvey’s tenth major publication. Her new novel, called “The Summer Of Songbirds”, will be a work of realistic/historical fiction, inspired by the author’s own experiences at the world-famous summer camps that are popular across the state of North Carolina.

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This announcement brings new details about the plot of the book, which will feature a multi-generational narrative that explores emotionally complex yet ultimately hopeful themes. Preliminary reviews point out Harvey’s signature warmth as being more present than ever in her new work.

In the book, June Moore, a character new to Harvey’s literary universe, struggles with her personal shortcomings as she faces the possibility of losing the summer camp she worked so hard to build. Meanwhile, a group of former campers, who are now grown, learn of this struggle and reunite to help June save the camp – despite their own personal challenges.

“The Summer Of Songbirds” will be released on July 11th, with the official release event scheduled that day in Nantucket, Massachusetts. There, Harvey will discuss her work alongside fellow author Elin Hilderbrand in a conversation focusing on the importance of Southern literature to the American canon, her personal process and influences, and the inspirations behind the new novel.

Following this July 11th event, Harvey’s book release tour will see her traveling to her home state of North Carolina as well as other select locations across the South. A full schedule of her tour and information about the locations she will be visiting along the way is available on her website.

This book is ideal for those seeking an emotionally compelling summer read, with many outlets placing the new title on their seasonal watchlists. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s other work has ranked highly on women’s reading lists in the past, and this new release promises to continue that trend.

Kristy has been featured multiple times on the NYT Bestsellers list for her past work, namely for her seminal Peachtree Bluff series. That series is also in production with NBC as a television series – updates on that project and other ventures by Harvey are available on her website at the link below.

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