Posted on May 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Karen Jennings had no shortage of work to recommend her when she tried to shop around her novel An Island.

Yet she told the Guardian that it was a real struggle, and even once she landed a publishing deal for it, early interest was muted.

That changed, with a nomination for the 2021 Booker Prize.

An Island had been available in paperback in the US since 2020, but this month, Kindle, audio, and hardcover versions finally became available.

If, like the various publishers, you aren't sure you're interested in the tale of a lighthouse keeper and the refugee stranded on the shore of his island, we have good news: you can read an excerpt of An Island at Literary Hub and see whether you want to continue.

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