New York Times Bestselling Author
COMING DECEMBER 31, 2018
NOW IN PAPERBACK
ON THE SAME PAGE
One island, two newspapers, and the reporter who played them both.
Martha’s Vineyard has a split personality – part elite summer resort, part working-class small town. The Island’s two papers –the Journal and the Newes – are famously at odds with each other and reflect the seasonal schism in their reporting. Everybody’s shoulder seems to have a chip on it.
Joanna Howes, a Vineyard native who left the Island at eighteen and moved to New York City to become a writer, has reluctantly returned. She gets personally ensnared in a messy situation she’s assigned to write about for both papers: a wealthy seasonal resident sues the town for the right to use his private helicopter. When Johanna agrees to a cup of coffee with the witty, handsome stranger she meets at a zoning board meeting, she has no idea she’s made a date with Orion Smith, helicopter owner. Orion, meanwhile, doesn’t realize Joanna is the niece of his political nemesis, Henry Holmes.
Joanna scrambles to keep her disparate identities separate from each other in the tiny off-season community, but everything she does just gets her into deeper trouble…and further complicates her budding romance with the exasperating charmer she’s doing her best not to fall for.
“The most exciting story of skullduggery, intrigue, and drama on Martha’s Vineyard since the last time Alan Dershowitz was snubbed at a cocktail party.”
—Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
“With a satirist’s eye and a pitch-perfect ear for the social nuances of small-town life, On the Same Page is Pride and Prejudice for the Bumble generation.”
—Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March and The Secret Chord
“Galland writes lush and convincing descriptions of life on Martha’s Vineyard in the off-season, and her writing brings to life the struggle between the year-rounders and the summer people.”
THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O.
From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidentally meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a non-disclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.
Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world “jams” the “frequencies” used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.
"Immense and immensely entertaining genre-hopping yarn...Blend time travel with Bourne-worthy skulduggery, throw in lashings of technology and dashes of steampunk...A departure for both authors and a pleasing combination of much appeal to fans of speculative fiction."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Quantum physics, witchcraft, and multiple groups with conflicting agendas, playfully mixed with vernacular from several centuries and a dizzying number of acronyms, create a fascinating experiment in speculation and metafiction that never loses sight of the human foibles and affections of its cast."
Click here to read Nicole's interview at The Reading List.
Nicole (N.D.) Galland’s novels span the spectrum from historical (The Fool’s Tale, Revenge of the Rose, Crossed, Godiva) to Shakespearean (I, Iago) to contemporary rom-com (Stepdog) to speculative fiction (New York Times bestselling The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. co-written with Neal Stephenson).
She has also worked as a stage director, dramaturg, and X-wing fighter pilot.