Ivory Tower is a Publisher's Weekly "Editor's Pick"!

Jenkins has made an impressive start as a novelist.

Publisher’s Weekly

I’m so excited that I have to share this good news with everyone: my novel, Ivory Tower, has been reviewed and received the coveted editor’s pick star from Publisher’s Weekly! According to the PW website, the star signifies “an unbiased indication of truly outstanding quality.”

I know that it’s early and that, sheesh, I may not get any more reviews, let alone good ones, so I’m trying to enjoy the moment while it lasts (good advice to any writer).

Here are some highlights:

  • “intriguing, smoothly written first novel”
  • “The linear narration slips easily into and out of a cinematic script version of the action and enlightening excerpts from Margolis’s lectures on film structure.”
  • “These tricks enhance the characterization and plot as well as lend a pleasing rhythm to the book.”

The last bullet’s I’m particularly proud of because the novel is about a film professor and how film pervades, and ultimately saves, her life. It seemed fitting to me that the novel borrow some formal elements from film in order to enhance that connection in my protagonit’s life.

You can read the full review here. Do you have any good reviews to share along with how you felt about them?

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