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Sep 19, 2021

Snowflake chosen by People magazine USA in their People’s Pick for October issue

Louise Nealon’s

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Published by Harper Collins in the US on 14th September 2021 People Magazine have selected Snowflake as a People’s Pick in their October 4th issue

Snowflake was also an Amazon US spotlight Pick For The Month Of September As Featured Debut, selected among Bustle’s Most Anticipated Books of the Month and picked as one of Shondaland 5 Best Books for September.

Snowflake was also chosen by  The Nervous Book Club (TNB) as their September book.

Louise has also featured on LitHub with an easy titled On the Importance of How We Write Mental Illness in Fiction

Original Essay By Louise Nealon


“But it’s Nealon’s razor-sharp focus on the shame surrounding mental health issues, sexual promiscuity and substance abuse in Irish culture — and her female characters’ determination to not only face but conquer their shortcomings — that makes an indelible mark.”

The Washington Post

“In an entirely unique, dark, and hilariously human novel, Nealon manages to weave the pressure of youth with the hopeful reality of unconditional love.”

Shondaland, The 5 Best Books for September 2021

“The idea that everyone is suffering something, even unseen, is not a new one, but it is refreshingly presented by this cast of wonky, wonderful, traumatized characters in a chaotic, beautiful, flawed world… twisty-turning, multifaceted, smart, funny even when it is at its most serious. Nealon's debut shows an expert eye for detail and pitch, and an appreciation for the absurd, the profound and the ridiculous--especially when they converge.”

Shelf Awareness

“Packed with emotion, terrific dialogue, raw and real characters, and spiritual elements…A genuine, wise, and promising debut.”


“Louise Nealon’s Snowflake is one of the most heartwarming, honest and brilliant coming-of-age novels you will read this year…This novel is a true gift…Reading it is to lose yourself in reveries about the imperfections of life, the people we love and care for, self-doubt and the pursuit of joy.”

BookPage, starred review

“a gem of a writer with a promising career ahead of her”


“Your Next Irish Literary Obsession” (Interview)

“Featuring a cast of intriguingly damaged characters, Snowflake has the power to make you gasp at its revelations and its sheer poetry, which often unfolds with the languid pace of a lucid dream…impressively accomplished and searingly funny, sad book”

Irish Central

“A fresh and often humorous debut... this tale of two worlds vibrates on an otherworldly frequency.”

Publishers Weekly

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