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Carter Sickels

It is rare that a book moves me as much as Carter Sickels' The Prettiest Star from Hub City Press. My wife, Linda-Marie, would often find me off by myself reading it, staring at nothing in particular as I contemplated what was happening to the characters of this, so very, very, moving, book. "Are you okay?" she would ask, concerned. "Oh, sorry," I remember answering once. "It's this book, this story, it's heart wrenching and so beautiful at the same time." Thank you, Carter, for writing a narrative that so moved me. Here are some examples of the attention The Prettiest Star is already receiving:

O Magazine’s 31 most anticipated LGBTQ books of 2020

Entertainment Weekly names The Prettiest Star one of 50 most anticipated books of 2020!

BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020”

Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “10 Southern Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020”

A few blurbs and a quick review:


"Carter Sickels' characters are painful…

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