West of Here

Jonathan Evison's ambitious, absorbing novel proves that a small town harbors all the emotional scope needed to fuel fiction on an epic scale. Set on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest, this satisfying creation is vivid with history, culture, and human stories that stretch from the last decade of the 19th century to the first decade of the 21st.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.