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SPLINTERS OF SCARLET ANNOUNCED

I’m so thrilled to share my latest news! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing my second book, SPLINTERS OF SCARLET, in 2020! I’m absolutely ecstatic and can’t wait to share this story with all of you!

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You can add SPLINTERS OF SCARLET on Goodreads here, and more information (including pre-order details) are coming soon!!!


THE DISAPPEARANCES RELEASES IN PAPERBACK

The Disappearances turned one year old and is now available in paperback!


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YALSA'S 2018 TEENS' TOP TEN NOMINEE

THE DISAPPEARANCES is nominated for the 2018 Teen's Top Ten-- a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.


BANK STREET CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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THE DISAPPEARANCES is one of Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year 2018.


WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST 2018

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I am so INCREDIBLY thrilled about the news that THE DISAPPEARANCES has been shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. I remember spending a lot of time wandering around Waterstones bookstores when I studied abroad in London and I never, ever dreamed that something like this could happen. An enormous thank you for this honor, it truly means more than I can say!


BOOK RIOT BEST UK COVERS OF THE YEAR

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DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST AND BRIGHTEST

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The Disappearances is named to the Denver Public Library's 2017 Best and Brightest Books list.


THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL

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"This is a lovely novel about trying to recapture what is lost while mixing historical fiction and magical realism."

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/arts_and_entertainment/books/wv-book-team-impressive-debuts-from-first-time-authors/article_9c8fc78f-24c3-5a51-9d1a-c209d8a1d06b.html


THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT OF LONDON

"Also from Pushkin, The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy is an appealing chimera, part alternative history, part romance, laced with magical realism, and boasting a strange, compelling premiss.... Inventive, ambitious, effortlessly evoking the ephemeral beauties of the workaday world, this elegiac mystery might prompt the reader to ransack Hamlet or ­Othello in the hope of finding steganographic secrets within." - Buzz-Saw of the Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement of London


THE DISAPPEARANCES NOMINATED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL

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So honored and excited that The Disappearances was nominated for a Carnegie Award for distinguished children's literature in the U.K.!

 


THE DISAPPEARANCES IN THE BUFFALO NEWS

http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/07/books-brief-disappearances-emily-bain-murphy-dinosaur-empire-abby-howard/

"Debut author Emily Bain Murphy weaves a shimmering magic into this hauntingly lovely mystery, of family secrets, of old hurts and deadly grudges, of cherished things seemingly lost forever."


USA TODAY RECOMMENDS THE DISAPPEARANCES

And I shamelessly bought three copies of the print edition at the gas station. ;)

3.5/4 stars, one of USA TODAY'S "Four Teen Mysteries that Deliver Summer Thrills"

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I had a lot of fun doing this interview with BRIT + CO on The Disappearances and some of my inspirations!

BRIT + CO: Emily Bain Murphy’s Novel Is the Magical Mystery Your Summer Needs


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THE DISAPPEARANCES IS ONE OF EPIC READS' MOST ANTICIPATED YA BOOKS FOR JULY 

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So exciting! To see what other books made the list, click here: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/most-anticipated-ya-july/


BARNES AND NOBLE BLOG: 35 OF OUR MOST ANTICIPATED FANTASY NOVELS OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2017

THE DISAPPEARANCES makes this incredible list from the B&N Teen blog! https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/35-anticipated-fantasy-novels-second-half-2017/


NYC TALON NAMES THE DISAPPEARANCES TO ITS TOP 15 SUMMER READS LIST

 

Check out THE DISAPPEARANCES and other selections here: http://nyctalon.com/top-15-summer-beach-reads/


BOOKISH FEATURES THE DISAPPEARANCES ON ITS MUST-READ YA BOOKS FOR SUMMER

BOOKISH says: "Historical fiction readers who want a healthy dose of suspense and a dash of magical realism will not be able to put this one down."

https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-summer-books-young-adult-2017/


THE DISAPPEARANCES NAMED TO GOOGLEPLAY'S BEST-OF SUMMER READING LIST

 

The editors at GooglePlay name THE DISAPPEARANCES to their recommended list of books for summer!


THE DISAPPEARANCES GETS A STARRED REVIEW FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Publishers Weekly gives THE DISAPPEARANCES a starred review: 

"Sumptuous worldbuilding, richly developed characters, and a swoon-worthy romance elevate this delightful, fantasy-tinged mystery." 

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-544-87936-2


DREAMSCAPE MEDIA TO PUBLISH "THE DISAPPEARANCES" AUDIO BOOK

Dreamscape Media will publish THE DISAPPEARANCES audio book in both audio CD and MP3 formats. 

THE DISAPPEARANCES will be available on July 4, 2017.

For more details: https://www.dreamscapeab.com/audiobook/4300881/detail


RANDOM HOUSE AUTHOR BREEANA SHIELDS BLURBS "THE DISAPPEARANCES"

Check out this lovely blurb from the author of POISON'S KISS, Breeana Shields


#1 NEW RELEASE ON AMAZON

Love that exciting little orange banner. THE DISAPPEARANCES hits the number one new release for the magical realism category on Amazon.com multiple times in pre-order: 


THE DISAPPEARANCES Named an ALAN Pick!

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE named THE DISAPPEARANCES a "pick" for December 2016!

http://www.alan-ya.org/alan-picks-dec-2016/ 


THE DISAPPEARANCES Becomes Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Disappearances-Emily-Bain-Murphy/dp/0544879368


THE DISAPPEARANCES Cover Reveal on YA BOOK CENTRAL -- September 22, 2016

From YABC: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-16


THE DISAPPEARANCES to be Published in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand -- September 16, 2016

From The Bookseller: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/odedina-makes-first-acquisitions-pushkin-394181


THE DISAPPEARANCES SOLD TO HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT -- January 11, 2016

From Publisher's Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/69133-rights-report-week-of-january-11-2016.html