In Gennifer Albin’s dystopian debut, Crewel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99), being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust. “Albin's intricate debut has the right balance of mystery, romance, and drama. . .”—Publishers Weekly.