Beautiful Little Furies

Compelling Women's Psychological Fiction

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Pub Date 21 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 29 Jan 2024

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Description

It's 2004 in Minneapolis, and Hazel Ford is an English teacher at a diverse urban high school, where she loves discussing The Great Gatsby with her Advanced Placement students. Plus, she's crazy about her fiancé/fellow high school teacher, Vance. But when the two of them are involved in a horrific car accident, everything comes crashing down, leaving Hazel with a traumatic brain injury and no memory of the accident - or of her supposed breakup with Vance.

When Hazel's brilliant but troubled student Febe reveals dark secrets about Vance, Hazel must navigate through the twists and turns of self-discovery, risking everything - even her own safety - to protect those she loves most and uncover disturbing truths that were buried deep.

Beautiful Little Furies, Laurel Osterkamp's stunning new novel of redemption, reinvention, and female empowerment, reminds us that secrets can change lives forever and some chances must be taken, no matter the cost.

It's 2004 in Minneapolis, and Hazel Ford is an English teacher at a diverse urban high school, where she loves discussing The Great Gatsby with her Advanced Placement students. Plus, she's crazy...


A Note From the Publisher

Laurel Osterkamp is from Minneapolis, where she teaches and runs her blog, laurellit.com. Her novels have received awards and rave reviews. Her novel, The Standout, was a 2015 Kindle Scout Winner and was published by Kindle Press. In August 2022, Black Rose Writing published Favorite Daughters, which was inspired by the friendship between Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump. Recently, her short fiction has been featured in Abandon Literary Journal, The Metaworker, Tangled Locks Journal, Idle Ink, and Bright Flash Literary Review. When she's not writing, she enjoys family time, running while listening to audiobooks, and reliving her twenties while watching shows like Friends or Freaks and Geeks with her teenage children.

Laurel Osterkamp is from Minneapolis, where she teaches and runs her blog, laurellit.com. Her novels have received awards and rave reviews. Her novel, The Standout, was a 2015 Kindle Scout Winner and...


Advance Praise

2023 Firebird Book Awards Winner - Literary Fiction

"...a testament to the power of facing the unknown and finding strength within oneself" -Reader's Favorite

"A dedicated teacher searching for answers and a brilliant student who knows too much... suspenseful storytelling that will keep you turning pages." -Gail Ward Olmsted, best-selling author of Landscape of a Marriage

"Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Jennifer Weiner, Osterkamp's incisive prose and expert plotting will keep the reader turning pages late into the night, but the multi-dimensional and authentic characters will stay with you long after." -Marisa Rae Dondlinger, author of Come And Get Me and Gray Lines

"Beautiful Little Furies is one of those books that sucks you in and won't let go...For any reader who likes their mind to be messed with a bit, as I do, this book is for you." -Amy S Cutler, author of A Shadow of Love

2023 Firebird Book Awards Winner - Literary Fiction

"...a testament to the power of facing the unknown and finding strength within oneself" -Reader's Favorite

"A dedicated teacher searching for...


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PAGES 347

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Featured Reviews

Great read and great book!

For fans of Lisa Jewell you will love this. The plot and twists will keep you wanting to read past your bedtime!

The character build will keep you thinking of them after you read this book!

Thanks NetGalley fir allowing Mr to read snd review

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A mash-up of The Great Gatsby and Greek mythology, set in a diverse Minnesota high school in 2004, Beautiful Little Furies addresses sexism and racism, romance and friendship and intergenerational tension. That's a lot of weight for one story, but Osterkamp carries it well. The writing is vivid, the characters are memorable, and the pages are compulsively readable even when the subject matter is serious. An absorbing, provocative, and memorable story, worth dropping everything to gulp down in a few days.

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Beautiful Little Furies by Laurel Osterkamp.
It's 2004 in Minneapolis, and Hazel Ford is an English teacher at a diverse urban high school, where she loves discussing The Great Gatsby with her Advanced Placement students. Plus, she's crazy about her fiancé/fellow high school teacher, Vance. But when the two of them are involved in a horrific car accident, everything comes crashing down, leaving Hazel with a traumatic brain injury and no memory of the accident - or of her supposed breakup with Vance.
When Hazel's brilliant but troubled student Febe reveals dark secrets about Vance, Hazel must navigate through the twists and turns of self-discovery, risking everything - even her own safety - to protect those she loves most and uncover disturbing truths that were buried deep.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Hazel. Beautifully written. 5*.

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Tense, dark, twisty and gripping. A well plotted and gripping story about discovering who you are and being able to defend who you love
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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Initially I was drawn in by the prospect of lots of Gatsby references. There were some, but not as many as I had hoped for (my expectations were set by the cover and the MC job). I still really enjoyed this book and trying to figure out the mystery as it unfolded.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital ARC of this title.

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