Each month, Barnes & Noble selects a debut novel to feature as their Discover Monthly Pick. Booksellers read and deliberate to deliver a shortlist from these selections and other debuts, and ultimately select an overall Discover Prize winner for the year. This long-standing program is outstandingly successful in identifying new talent in the literary landscape and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many acclaimed writers. The 2023 Discover Prize for 2023 has been awarded to Amanda Peters for her novel, The Berry Pickers.
The Berry Pickers is the story of a Mi’kmaq girl gone missing and the lasting effect it has on her family. Already one of the most highly anticipated debuts of the season, it is a profoundly moving novel told from the alternating point of view of two siblings, inspired by family stories and written in exacting prose.