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Book Cover of the Week: The Year of the Gadfly

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Jennifer Miller, author of Inheriting the Holy Land: An American's Search for Hope in the Middle East, will be publishing her debut novel, The Year of the Gadfly, in May (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).


Iris Dupont is a teenage reporter who communes with the ghost of Edward R. Murrow. Jonah Kaplan is a failed microbiologist-turned biology teacher who is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Each embarks on a private investigation to uncover a secret society in their remote New England town. As Iris and Jonah's paths start to intersect, they are drawn into the darker corners of their town, their school, and their own minds.