Sourcebooks Fire announced Jessica Verdi’s third book What You Left Behind. In What You Left Behind, Rhy wrestles with the guilt that if he hadn’t gotten his girlfriend pregnant, she wouldn’t have postponed her chemo treatments – and would still be alive. But as Rhy struggles to be a good father and grieve his girlfriend’s death, he uncovers secrets that will make him reconsider every relationship in his life.
Verdi often writes about sensitive topics. Her debut novel My Life After Now featured a protagonist who tests positive for HIV, and her next novel The Summer I Wasn’t Me (coming this April) confronts the confusing and sometimes painful issues of same-sex relationships.