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Now is not the time to panic : a novel / Kevin Wilson.


Sixteen-year-old Frankie Budge, aspiring writer, indifferent student, offbeat loner, is determined to make it through yet another summer in Coalfield, Tennessee, when she meets Zeke, a talented artist who has just moved into his grandmother's house and who is as awkward as Frankie is. Romantic and creative sparks begin to fly, and when the two jointly make an unsigned poster, shot through with an enigmatic phrase, it becomes unforgettable to anyone who sees it. The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers. We are fugitives, and the law is skinny with hunger for us. The posters begin appearing everywhere, and people wonder who is behind them and start to panic. Satanists, kidnappers, the rumors won't stop, and soon the mystery has dangerous repercussions that spread far beyond the town. Twenty years later, Frances Eleanor Budge gets a call that threatens to upend her carefully built life: a journalist named Mazzy Brower is writing a story about the Coalfield Panic of 1996. Might Frances know something about that? A bold coming-of-age story, written with Kevin Wilson's trademark wit and blazing prose, Now Is Not the Time to Panic is a nuanced exploration of young love, identity, and the power of art. It's also about the secrets that haunt us and, ultimately, what the truth will set free. Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062913500
  • ISBN: 0062913506
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]
Subject: Artists > Fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Panic > Fiction.
Teenage artists > Fiction.
Moral panics > Fiction.
Art and social conflict > Fiction.
Posters > Fiction.
Rumor > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Art > Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Fiction.
Coalfield (Tenn.) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Romance fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 35 of 35 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 3 current holds with 35 total copies.
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Marshall Public Library GF WIL (Text) 33391000189812 Adult Fiction Available -

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