Isabel Gillies releases her first novel, Starry Night

“A beautiful, bittersweet story of love and all its dangers”

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of Gossip Girl

SOMETIMES ONE NIGHT can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan…

“Starry Night” is a love story, though it’s not the kind you might expect: It’s laden with the rawness, emotional bewilderment and bad decision-making that come with infatuation and heartbreak, all the more intense when it’s experienced for the first time. As Wren explains wistfully on the first page, “I am not sure why the person that I was in love with ended up not wanting to be in love with me anymore.” Though the life she leads is one of privilege, she faces a common problem: the threat of losing herself over a boy. Gillies handles this novel about finding one’s strength and growing up deftly and evocatively.
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