We are thrilled to share a roundup of great coverage for Nick Medina’s forthcoming poignant debut novel SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION!

SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION has been selected as a LibraryReads pick for April!

LibraryReads is a recommendation program that highlights public librarians’ favorite new books. This grassroots virtual community, open to all public library staff, serves as a national “library staff picks list,” featuring the Ten adult titles published each month that library staff have read, loved, and cannot wait to share with their patrons.

To see their picks, click here: https://libraryreads.org/

Goodreads included SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION in their roundup of Editor’s Picks for 99 Upcoming Books the Goodreads Editors Can’t Wait to Read!

To see the full list, click here: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/2530-99-upcoming-books-the-goodreads-editors-can-t-wait-to-read

Publishers Weekly posted a rave review of SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION, saying, “Medina resolves the plot well and gracefully weaves real-life concerns about disappearing Native people into the whodunit plot. This author is off to a strong start.”

To read the full review, click here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780593546857

It has also been chosen as one of Deep South Magazine’s Book Picks for Spring 2023! 

Read the full list here: https://deepsouthmag.com/2023/02/15/13-book-picks-for-spring/

Booklist included a terrific review of SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION in their March Print Issue saying, “Recommend to readers of contemporary Native writers such as Stephen Graham Jones, Cherie Dimaline, Erika T. Wurth, and Tommy Orange. The novel may also appeal to readers of nonfiction such as Highway of Tears, by Jessica McDiarmid (2019).”

Library Journal ran a great review in their February 1st issue! They wrote, “Medina’s debut blends mystery and Indigenous American mythologies to great effect…Though the Takoda tribe is not a real one, the author has based it on existing Indigenous nations, and the crimes against Indigenous women in the book are sadly realistic. But it’s the importance of stories, and who gets to keep and tell them, that’s at the heart of Medina’s gothic mystery.”

And Barbara’s Bookstore, Chicagoland’s independent bookstores since 1963, is hosting a signing of Nick Medina’s new book “Sisters of the Lost Nation” at Woodfield Mall on April 18th at 6pm CST!

For more information on the event, click here: https://barbarasbookstores.com/event/nick-medina-event/

About the book:

A young Native girl’s hunt for answers about the women mysteriously disappearing from her tribe’s reservation leads her to delve into the myths and stories of her people, all while being haunted herself, in this atmospheric and stunningly poignant debut.

Anna Horn is always looking over her shoulder. For the bullies who torment her, for the entitled visitors at the reservation’s casino…and for the nameless, disembodied entity that stalks her every step—an ancient tribal myth come-to-life, one that’s intent on devouring her whole.

With strange and sinister happenings occurring around the casino, Anna starts to suspect that not all the horrors on the reservation are old. As girls begin to go missing and the tribe scrambles to find answers, Anna struggles with her place on the rez, desperately searching for the key she’s sure lies in the legends of her tribe’s past.  

When Anna’s own little sister also disappears, she’ll do anything to bring Grace home. But the demons plaguing the reservation—both ancient and new—are strong, and sometimes, it’s the stories that never get told that are the most important.

Part gripping thriller and part mythological horror, author Nick Medina spins an incisive and timely novel of life as an outcast, the cost of forgetting tradition, and the courage it takes to become who you were always meant to be.

About the author:

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nick Medina appreciates blues-based music, local folklore, and snowy winters. He has degrees in organizational and multicultural communication, and has worked as a college instructor. He enjoys playing guitar, listening to classic rock, exploring haunted cemeteries, and all sorts of spooky stuff.

Nick is represented by Amanda Orozco.