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Gin Phillips

The Los Angeles times called Birmingham author Gin Phillips’s first book The Well and The Mine an “astonishing new novel.” It’s been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and earned Phillips the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. So when Phillips started shopping her next novel, Come In and Cover Me, she admits there was a bit of pressure. Come In and Cover Me follows the story of Ren Taylor — an archeologist who’s on a mission to understand an ancient community, but ends up discovering some things about herself.

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