Some of us 20somethings are brave enough to admit to a certain vice. Perhaps we're just habitual users, or perhaps there's a deeper addiction at work. At any rate, many of us have experienced the shame that comes with admitting that we watch Gossip Girl. Is this my confession? Definitely not. But if I did watch Gossip Girl on occasion, and happen to have an unadulterated passion for literary fiction, I would recommend Joshua Gaylord's debut novel, Hummingbirds, on sale now. Hummingbirds centers around the Carmine-Casey School for Girls, a prestigious private school on the Upper East Side, where adored teacher Leo Binhammer is suddenly forced to share his territory (and the hearts of his students) with Ted Hughes—a different Ted Hughes, of course. This Ted Hughes happens to have slept with Leo's wife, Sarah, at an academic conference a few years earlier. Leo is aware of the connection, but keeps this knowledge to himself, growing closer and closer to the unaware, guileless, Hughes. Complications ensue, and we are left to wonder if Carmine-Casey's faculty, and its students, are separated by maturity, or really just age. Hummingbirds is a piece of accessible literary fiction, hailed by Kirkus as "a very grown up novel about adolescence and the folly of adults, by an impressive new voice in American fiction." Library Journal writes, “Gaylord has delivered a story that’s ripe with acute and wry observations on men and women, competition, sexuality, and secrets.” In honor of its release, we are raffling off 10 copies, so leave a comment for your chance to win!