For Adult Summer Reading's "Imagine Your Story" tic-tac-toe contest, one of your choices is a "book written by a new author."
Anappara, Deepa. The Djinn Patrol.
Beams, Claire. The Illness Lesson.
Card, Maisie. These Ghosts Are Family.
Stuart, Douglas. Shuggie Bain.
Washburn, Strong. Sharks in the Time of Saviors.
Zapata, Michael. The Lost Book of Adana Moreau.
On NoveList, do an advanced search. Select the field RV (review) and type in the word "debut."
More debut or new writers: