Nominated for 2023 Townsend Prize for Fiction

Selected for 2023 Books All Georgian Should Read

the floating girls

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Coming July 2nd, 2024

the night the river wept


Also available at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and wherever books are sold.

Lo Patrick's first novel, The Floating Girls, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and a Reader's Digest Editor's Pick. She lives in Georgia with her husband and two children.

Praise for the floating girls

"The Georgia marshes hide a compelling mystery in The Floating Girls, but nothing can hide from the astute gaze of 12-year-old Kay Whitaker. Kay is the smartest, funniest, most curious young narrator I have come across in some time. Her voice stuck with me long after I finished reading. If I met Kay on the street, I'd beg her to be my best friend."

–– Tiffany Quay Tyson, award-winning author of The Past is Never

Praise for the night the river wept

"Haunting and unputdownable, The Night the River Wept is a gritty rendering of small town tragedy and the far-reaching shadows it casts. Lo Patrick writes a stubbonly resilient heroine determined to untangle the secrets of a forgotten past and skillfully leads the reader along a twisty path to an unexpected yet satisfying ending!"

–– Laura Barrow, author of Call the Canaries Home

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