elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Nick Burd (born April 17)

Nick Burd attended the University of Iowa and received his MFA from the New School. His debut novel The Vast Fields of Ordinary was published in May 2009 by Dial Books for Young Readers and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Library School Journal, and BookList. The New York Times Sunday Book Review hailed the title as “fascinating and dreamy” and “the best kind of first novel” and also named it a Notable Book of 2009. In 2010, The Vast Fields of Ordinary won the American Library Association’s inaugural Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The book is currently being translated into German and has been optioned for film. Nick lives and writes in Brooklyn. 

Source: http://www.nick-burd.com/

Further Readings:

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (March 17, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 014241820X
ISBN-13: 978-0142418208
Amazon: The Vast Fields of Ordinary
Amazon Kindle: The Vast Fields of Ordinary

It's Dade's last summer at home, and things are pretty hopeless. He has a crappy job, a "boyfriend" who treats him like dirt, and his parents' marriage is falling apart. So when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Alex Kincaid, Dade feels like he's finally experiencing true happiness. But when a tragedy shatters the final days of summer, he realizes he must face his future and learn how to move forward from his past.

More Spotlights at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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