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THIS GOLDEN STATE de Marit Weisenberg

This propulsive, breakout novel follows a family on the run, a restless teenage daughter hungry for the truth, and a simple DNA test that could threaten their carefully crafted world.

by Marit Weisenberg
Flatiron Books, March 2022

Seventeen-year-old Poppy Winslow doesn’t know why her family has been running her entire life. Her beautiful, caring, mysterious parents won’t tell Poppy and her younger sister why they won’t disclose their true identities or why they move every few years. Poppy’s family is everything to her, but with each passing year, her curiosity has only grown, and she is beginning to wonder how she can have her own future when staying with her parents means giving up a normal life. When the family lands in San Francisco, Poppy comes across a DNA testing kit at school and seizes the chance to try and find out more about her family’s history. But she may not be ready for the shocking truth of her parents’ real identities or the fallout from her actions as the net tightens around the Winslow family. And now she must ask herself: how much of herself does she owe her family? And is it a betrayal to find her own place in the world?
Exploring themes of identity and privacy, love and loyalty, and the bittersweet truth that growing up means growing apart, this is an exciting new thriller.

Marit Weisenberg has a master’s degree from UCLA in Cinema and Media Studies and worked as a film and television executive for a number of years. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two daughters. Her previous titles include Select, Select Few, and The Insomniacs.

THE INSOMNIACS de Marit Weisenberg

Part love story, part eerie mystery, THE INSOMNIACS can be thought of as Rear Window by way of Jenny Han

by Marit Weisenberg
Flatiron Books, September 2020

When seventeen-year-old competitive diver Ingrid freezes up at a routine meet and sustains a head injury, her orderly life is turned upside down. Diving wasn’t just her ticket to a full-ride scholarship and the focus of her life thus far, it was also her last connection to her dad, who left many years ago for a more glamorous life (and family). Now housebound and sedentary on doctor’s orders, Ingrid can’t sleep and is haunted by the question of what triggered her uncharacteristic stage fright. The only thing she remembers about the moment before the dive is seeing Van Tagawa, her neighbor, former best-friend, and forever crush, on the sidelines. Then one sleepless night, she sees Van out her window…looking right back at her. They tentatively begin “not sleeping” together every night but still living totally separate lives by day. Together they try to piece together multiple mysteries that keep them awake—why she had her accident, the strange occurrences at the abandoned house in their cul-de-sac, and what went wrong in their friendship years before—and are both pulled into a mystery that turns their quiet neighborhood into a far darker place than they realized.

Marit Weisenberg received her BA in English from Bowdoin College and her Master’s Degree from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. Marit has worked in film and television development at Warner Brothers, Universal and Disney. She is the author of the YA novels Select and Select Few (Charlesbridge 2017 and 2018). She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.