What Should Be Wild

Julia Fine ’10 credits the education she received as double major in psychology and English at Grinnell College for helping her finish What Should Be Wild (Harper Collins, 2018), her debut novel. In this modern fairy tale, Maisie Cothay was born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch and has spent her childhood sequestered in her family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie’s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the woods. But one day Maisie’s father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him.