Featured Author: Tara Isabella Burton

October 01, 2020

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This month, BookCase.Club is featuring Tara Isabella Burton as an author to keep your eye out for. The young author holds a doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford, and was listed as a Clarendon Scholar in 2017. Working as a touring Expert for National Geographic, Tara lectures on expeditions in the Caucasus and the Alpe-Adria area. 

Tara has written about religion, culture, and place for The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, The Economist’s 1843, Aeon, The BBC, The Atlantic, Salon, The New Statesman, and The Telegraph. Burton has loads of talent, whether traveling the world or writing on a sheet of paper. The novelist has also worked as a staff religion reporter for The Vox

Tara Isabella Burton’s debut novel, Social Creature, was said to be “a wicked original with echoes of the greats,” from The New York Times’ Janet Maslin. Social Creature was named “Book of the Year” by The New York Times, New York’s Vulture, and The Guardian. A film adaptation is in development with Lionsgate. After you read this page-turner, be sure to check out her second novel, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless Age. This novel explores the rites and practices of the religiously unaffiliated.

Social Creature is available to read through BookCase.Club’s “Thrill Seeker” category. The book explores a toxic friendship in the glitter and grime of New York City between two girls that experience a chance encounter. Described as “A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.” 

If you want to have the opportunity to read some of Tara’s work, make sure to sign up for the “Thrill Seeker” category at BookCase.Club. Whether you’re a huge fan of Burton’s or if this is the first time you’ve heard her name, Social Creature is a must-read. To check out more categories and find out how our book subscription boxes work, visit our website for more information.