Parnassus Books is thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to preorder autographed and/or personalized copies of Beyond the Point, the debut novel by Claire Gibson. Read on for important ordering instructions, as well as more information about Claire and her book.
Beyond the Point will be published on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. All pre-orders can be signed or personalized by the author at no additional cost. If you would like your book personalized, please include exactly how you would like the author to personalize your book in the comments section of your order. The comments are delivered to us exactly as you enter them, so it is helpful if you write in full sentences (i.e. "I would like Claire to personalize the book to Susan Smith").
More About Beyond the Point
In this powerful debut novel set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, three women—a nationally-ranked point guard, the granddaughter of an Army general, and a rebellious Homecoming Queen—are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience.
Everyone knows Dani McNalley is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends.
Hannah Speer’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.
Meanwhile, wild-child Avery Adams moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path.
The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?
“Claire Gibson writes a stellar trio of heroines—women I want to hug, women I want to befriend, women I want to be. An inspiring tribute to female friendship and female courage!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
“...a compassionate, engrossing portrayal of friendship and womanhood that illuminates the grueling world of West Point and the harrowing realities of war. The book reminds us that in our darkest hours, despite tensions and time, best friends show up, helping us find the light.” — Bryn Chancellor, author of Sycamore
“This book will make you want to call your best friends, or be a better one.” —Nora McInerny, author of No Happy Endings
“... Claire’s gripping debut novel provides an inside look at the challenges and joys of life at West Point through the lens of female friendship. A story of faith and endurance, it reminds us that what makes West Point great isn’t its history, but its people.” —COL (Ret.) Dan Ragsdale, (aka, The Crazy Colonel)
“...the rare novel that allows you to feel the importance of family, friendship, and patriotism simultaneously...” —Nancy French, author of Home and Away, a Story of Family in Time of War
More About Claire Gibson
Claire Gibson grew up at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where her father was a professor. She attended Furman University in South Carolina, and studied in Asia as a young adult. And sometime in 2009, she put down roots right here in Nashville.
She has written about the military, travel, faith, food and education. She once even broke a story about a landfill. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among many other publications. Beyond the Point is her first novel.