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Hello! I hope everyone’s weekend is going great and you are taking some time for yourselves! Today I am posting another Captivating Covers, so let’s just get into today’s cover of choice!
Title: Why We Came to the City
Author: Kristopher Jansma
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary
Published: February 16th, 2016
So firstly, as you can see this beautiful novel just recently came out last month, so that’s cool. I love, love, LOVE this cover for many reasons — the background is mesmerizing, the font is so unique, and everything just collides together with captivity and amazement. I love cities & I love anything with sceneries, so this novel is definitely up my alley.
This novel, at the moment, has about 4 stars on Goodreads with 107 ratings. The reviews seem to be mostly positive, and from what I have read, this novel is emotional. And I love emotional contemporary soooooo…
With that being said, I did read the synopsis and it did hook me into wanting to read it. I thought the premise was humorous yet mysterious, therefore I can’t wait to get my hands on this novel.
I have actually never read anything or heard of the author that wrote this novel, but I am very glad I did some browsing on Goodreads. However if YOU have read anything by Jansma definitely let me know what you think of his writing!
Check out the synopsis down below if you are interested in Why We Came to the City!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma
“A warm, funny, and heartfelt novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are upended by tragedy—from the widely acclaimed author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
December, 2008. A heavy snowstorm is blowing through Manhattan and the economy is on the brink of collapse, but none of that matters to a handful of guests at a posh holiday party. Five years after their college graduation, the fiercely devoted friends at the heart of this richly absorbing novel remain as inseparable as ever: editor and social butterfly Sara Sherman, her troubled astronomer boyfriend George Murphy, loudmouth poet Jacob Blaumann, classics major turned investment banker William Cho, and Irene Richmond, an enchanting artist with an inscrutable past.
Amid cheerful revelry and free-flowing champagne, the friends toast themselves and the new year ahead—a year that holds many surprises in store. They must navigate ever-shifting relationships with the city and with one another, determined to push onward in pursuit of their precarious dreams. And when a devastating blow brings their momentum to a halt, the group is forced to reexamine their aspirations and chart new paths through unexpected losses.
Kristopher Jansma’s award-winning debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, was praised for its “wry humor” and “charmingly unreliable narrator” in The New Yorker and hailed as “F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson” by The Village Voice. In Why We Came to the City, Jansma offers an unforgettable exploration of friendships forged in the fires of ambition, passion, hope, and love. This glittering story of a generation coming of age is a sweeping, poignant triumph.”
As always, your opinion is welcomed here! Let me know what you think about Jansma’s novel, and if you like an emotional contemporary, maybe consider checking this novel out!
Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…