I’m thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of my second novel, The Lightness of Hands, is available today, Tuesday, August 10, 2021!
Writing this novel was a personal, arduous, and ultimately satisfying journey. It’s the story of sixteen-year-old stage magician Ellie Dante, who must battle her bipolar II disorder as she struggles to resurrect her sick father’s ruined career. It’s funny, heavy, emotional, and redemptive. If you enjoyed my debut, Symptoms of Being Human, I think you’ll enjoy this one, too.
Here’s what some trade publications and New York Times bestselling authors had to say:
“A realistic, startling portrait of what it’s like for a high school girl with bipolar II…an unforgettable tale.”
—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“In THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS, Jeff Garvin has created magic—but it’s no sleight-of-hand. This book is a gripping, moving, heart-filled triumph. You’ll want to give it a standing ovation.”
—Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-Winning Author of THE SERPENT KING and GOODBYE DAYS
“Equal parts caper, road trip, heartbreak, and coming-of-age, THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS is a knockout of a book. Readers will root for Ellie and her magical story until the very last page.”
—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times Bestselling Author of GIRL IN PIECES
“In the LIGHTNESS OF HANDS—a heart-breaking novel about a girl coming of age under the most difficult of circumstances—Jeff Garvin pulls off the ultimate magic trick: an impossible to put down, moving story of survival and love.”
—Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of TELL ME THREE THINGS and HOPE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES
You can buy The Lightness of Hands in paperback or hardcover wherever awesome books are sold.