Kristy Woodson Harvey New Novel “The Summer Of Songbirds” Coming In July 2023

Jul 6, 2023

The wait for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s next novel, “The Summer Of Songbirds”, is nearly over! The novel will be released on July 11th – pre-order your copy now for a signed edition!

Have you heard of North Carolina's world-famous summer camps? In a state with so much to offer in terms of natural beauty, it's no wonder that people everywhere have come to cherish the many camps that pepper the landscape. From sun-soaked sandy beaches to live oaks that can grow up to 80 feet tall, the state is brimming with incredible imagery.

One North Carolina native, award-winning author Kristy Woodson Harvey, has been so impacted by these sights that they are to become the central setting for her tenth novel, "The Summer Of Songbirds". In a narrative that overflows with heart, she explores the importance of these camps and the vibrant humanity of the people who have made them a part of their lives.

The novel will release on July 11th, with the release party to be held in Nantucket, MA at the Nantucket Atheneum, followed by a second release event the following day at Mitchell’s Book Corner.

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The summer release date for Harvey’s much-anticipated tenth novel makes it a prime candidate for summer reading lists and is being called by many critics an ideal poolside read. While the novel will likely appeal most to women readers, fans from all backgrounds will be able to read and enjoy the novel in mid-July.

Pre-orders for “The Summer Of Songbirds” are available now, with custom dedication available through the order window on Harvey’s website - get yours now before they sell out!

This narrative will represent a return to Kristy Woodson Harvey’s roots, weaving a story set in her home state of North Carolina. The story centers around a fictionalized version of the summer camp that Harvey spent time at as a child, acting as the set piece for a story of love, loss, and friendship.

In the story, June Moore, the owner of the camp, struggles to keep the gates open as personal troubles overwhelm the dedication she has towards the camp she has built. However, when a group of former campers - now grown - reunite upon hearing about the camp’s imminent closure, a ray of hope appears for June. Together, the characters must navigate their individual problems while also fighting to save the camp they all care for so deeply.

This new novel of Harvey's is shaping up to be a can't-miss release. It is already making a splash among advance readers, with many praising the novel's characteristic wit, charm, and warmth.

One early review stated, “It’s hard to come down from the euphoria of reading this awesome Southern Women’s Fiction story. It’s simply the best Women’s Fiction I’ve read this year. The completeness of the characterization of each of the cast members; the rich, descriptive narrative that took me there alongside them; the emotional buildup I felt as the reader in each person’s life because they seemed so real to me; it has everything I look for in an extraordinary book.”

The release-day event in Nantucket, MA will feature Harvey speaking on her influences, her process, and on the importance of Southern Fiction alongside fellow author Elin Hilderbrand. You can attend the event for free, and signed copies of “The Summer Of Songbirds” will be available for purchase. Seating will be first-come, first-served.

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