Posted on October 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve followed our various award-nomination and book-club-pick posts, you’ve certainly begun to recognize certain titles.

Shuggie Bain has emerged as one of those — it seems like you can’t turn around without finding it on a must-read list.

Adding to the excitement around it is the fact that it’s author Douglas Stuart’s debut novel.

Stuart, a fashion designer working twelve-hour days, has said that he began writing the novel as a way to process his childhood trauma (which serves as the basis for the novel).

Learn more about how his act of catharsis became one of the most acclaimed novels of 2020 in his interview with the New York Times.

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