Excavations

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Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
Harpervia
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.38 X 9.34 X 0.96 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063304512

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About the Author

Kate Myers is the author of the national bestseller Excavations. Her writing has appeared in Elle, BuzzFeed, and Self magazines. She studied archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, where she's worked for CBS in television development and for CollegeHumor. She now resides in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Reviews

"Myers is adept at academic satire with a feminist bent and at unsentimental romance, but she really shines at bringing to life a working excavation: the smells, the grime, the exhaustion. And the exhilaration. . . . Fresh, funny, intelligent, and deeply satisfying."
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Witty and acerbic, Myers' debut is humorous and sharply written, as if Aubrey Plaza's April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation decided to write a sun-drenched novel about feminism, friendship, and archeology. -- Booklist

"Myers's clever sarcasm and sharp wit balance the otherwise heavy subject of historical erasure at play. . . hilarious and heartfelt, Excavations delivers a pitch-perfect summer novel steeped in bright Greek sunshine, and it all builds to a satisfying comeuppance borne of women determined to tell their own stories--past and present alike."
-- Shelf Awareness

"In Kate Myers' funny, flinty debut, four women converge at a Greek archaeological dig led by a preening professor. As the crew toils, they unearth the truth about the site - and their unscrupulous leader. Packed with absorbing details, the novel applauds intellectual honesty and the thrill of discovery." -- Christian Science Monitor

"Halfway through this book I was ready to pack my bags, throw away my laptop, and hop on a plane to Greece--Kate Myers is just that good. With Excavations, she's whipped up a sun-drenched romp with some of the most lovable misfits that I can remember--a story that's as much about learning from the past as it is about upending it. It's an exuberant, soaring debut, and I can't wait to see what she dreams up next." -- GRANT GINDER, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding and Let's Not Do That Again

"A smart tale sparkling with wit, Excavations is by turns laugh out loud funny and an ode to feminist triumph. The dazzling Greek island setting, four intriguing women, and a shady mystery come together for an irresistible read. Don't miss this one." -- LIV CONSTANTINE, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish, a Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"This is the gripping story of a band of women trying to break the stranglehold men have not just on the discipline of archaeology but on the entire story of our collective past. In Excavations, L.A. Confidential meets The Secret History, only with the comic ending the reader is desperate for by book's end. Enthralling, pulse-quickening, enraging, and ultimately cathartically fulfilling, Excavations takes the reader on an unforgettable journey." -- MATTHEW THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves

"Kate Myers' Excavations is moving, smart, suspenseful and hilarious. I rooted for these four unforgettable women every step of the way as they uncovered history's secrets in sunny Greece and navigated love, heartbreak and friendship."
-- DEEPA VARADARAJAN, author of Late Bloomers