Maybe a Miracle, by Brian Strause

You heard it here first. Beat the early buzz on Brian Strause’s charming, poignant Maybe a Miracle, due for release in October. Strause writes with the sure hand and smooth self-assurance of a seasoned novelist in this, his first fiction title.

Monroe Anderson just wants to get high before he heads to the prom but his visit to the family’s pool house to smoke some dope is aborted when he spots his beloved 11 year old sister, Annika, face down in the pool.

He revives her but she remains in a coma and despite her brother’s desire to protect her privacy, she becomes a media phenomenon with her healing powers and inexplicable stigmata.

“Monroe is a captivating narrator who will both delight and outrage readers while also making them think; nothing escapes his dead-on riffs about today’s tumultuous political and religious landscape. Sure to hit the book club circuit with a vengeance…” Library Journal

Run, don’t walk, to the hold queue.