Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of the Gadfly, on tour May 2012

Posted By on December 14, 2011

About The Year of the Gadfly

• Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 8, 2012)

Storied Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code, its reputation unsullied for decades. Now Prisom’s Party threatens its placid halls.

A budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, Iris Dupont knows that she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the real source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve her favorite teacher, Mr. Kaplan. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called Marvelous Species. But the truth is not without its own dangers, leaving Iris torn between her allegiances, her reporter’s instinct, and her own troubled past.

The Year of the Gadfly is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, long-buried secrets, and all the charge of adolescence, following in the footsteps of classic school novels like Prep and The Secret History, and reminding us how these years haunt our lives forever.

Photo credit: Diana Levine

About Jennifer Miller

JENNIFER MILLER, author of Inheriting the Holy Land: An American’s Search for Hope in the Middle East, holds an undergraduate degree from Brown and graduate degrees in journalism and fiction from Columbia. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, the Christian Science Monitor,, and others. She is a native of Washington, D.C. and lives in Brooklyn.

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Jennifer’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 8th: The Scarlet Letter

Wednesday, May 9th: Unabridged Chick

Thursday, May 10th: Just Joanna

Monday, May 14th: Books in the City

Tuesday, May 15th: Drey’s Library

Wednesday, May 16th: Bookstack

Thursday, May 17th: Books Distilled

Monday, May 21st: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Tuesday, May 22nd: so much shouting, so much laughter

Wednesday, May 23rd: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, May 24th: Under My Apple Tree

Tuesday, May 29th: Reflections of a Bookaholic



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