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The cover image of the novel THE 23RD HERO by Rebecca Anne Nguyen. The cover shows a statue of an angel standing on one foot with large wings. The futuristic typeface includes bright colors and a science fiction font on a bronze background. Reviews next to the cover include a quote from Kirkus Reviews, which called the novel "deeply satisfying." Kirkus also writes: “The consistently high emotional intensity throughout Nguyen’s novel is the fuel that powers its narrative engine, as is the complex dynamism between the two lead characters.” — Kirkus Reviews. There is an orange and pink button with the text "Pre-order now" which links to the Amazon purchase page for the paperback. The publish date for the book is August 13, 2024.
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On the verge of being forced to live in an underground bunker due to climate crisis, an ordinary woman with an extraordinary memory is recruited for a time travel program to stop environmental disasters before they happen. But when she falls in love with the program's mysterious founder, she must learn to believe in herself and her abilities before she's sent to sixteenth century France with no way to save the world or return to the man she loves.
Available formats for The 23rd Hero include paperback, ebook, audiobook, and NetGalley versions. There is an orange and pink button with the text 'Pre-order now" linking to the Amazon purchase page for the paperback.
Advance praise for THE 23RD HERO, including blurbs from authors Melodie Winawer, Mandy Berman, and Jessica Pearce Rotondi
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About the Author: ebecca Anne Nguyen (she/her) is a Milwaukee-based writer, playwright, and co-author of Where War Ends, winner of the 2019 Foreword Indies Award for Autobiography/Memoir (Silver). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Insider, and Slackjaw, among others. Rebecca’s stage play, Hypotheticals, was the 2023 winner of the Epiphanies New Works festival and received its world premiere at Kith & Kin Theatre Collective in 2024. She studied fiction with Susan Choi and Hannah Tinti at the Sirenland Writers Workshop in Positano, Italy. The 23rd Hero is her first novel.

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The 23rd Hero book tour dates, including events at Mystery to Me Books in Madison, WI, Books on Main in Friendship, WI, Lion's Tooth Bookstore in Milwaukee, WI, and the DSM Book Festival in Des Moines, IA.
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