Giveaway closed NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson – Review & Giveaway


NOTHING TO SEE HERE (Ecco) is one of Kevin Wilson’s best book yet. It’s pee your panties funny, but with a truly heart-warming story about family. Lillian finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with some really strange and disturbing abilities.

“How did people protect themselves? how did anyone keep this world from ruining them? I wanted to know. I wanted to know so bad.” NOTHING TO SEE HERE, pg 208

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.


Kevin Wilson is the author of two collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby You’re Gonna Be Mine (Ecco, 2018), and three novels, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011), Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017) and Nothing to See Here (Ecco, 2019).  His fiction has appeared in PloughsharesTin HouseOne StoryA Public Space, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012.  He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell, and the KHN Center for the Arts.  He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch, where he is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Sewanee: The University of the South.

We have one copy of NOTHING TO SEE HERE to giveaway. Just tell us the wackiest thing in your family. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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32 thoughts on “Giveaway closed NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson – Review & Giveaway

  1. My family is so big so we are dysfunctionally functional during the holidays! There’s a lot of love (and fighting) that goes on!

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  2. We have this thing when we open a new container of margarine and there’s a little tip at the top. If someone cuts off the tip, my older son puts a curse on them. It’s become a thing in our house and every time we open a new margarine container, my older son tries to hide it from my younger son, lest the tip be cut off too soon.

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  3. Not funny but can cause some comical moments.. with Dementia, my mother’s constant organizing and reorganizing. Wow 🤪😀.. 🍀🤞👍😀

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  4. We’re spread all across the US, so it’s hard to be wacky when you’re not together. In the long ago my mom loved to dace and was a good dancer so whenever there was music she grabbed one of us and we danced…fond memories

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  5. We have a storytelling time which results in the most outlandish and hilarious stories from our family and experiences way back when.

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    1. Our kids will call us by our first names…it started out as a joke but now we all do it. Of course when they want something its mama and daddy. But when they do it, we know the inside joke to it but we do get some stares and questions of why? Lol…we are really close to our kids and even now that one is an 18yr old teen and one is an adult with kids of her own, they love hanging out with us.


  6. This seems perfectly logical to me, but in our family there’s no hard feelings or grudges EVER. Everything is discussed & put out there. There’s some shouting, maybe a dish gets broke but then we all have cake. Outsiders think we are wacky but a little drama right away avoids a lot of drama later. 💁🏻

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  7. I guess the wackiest thing in our family is my 11 year old grandson has a pretty silly sense of humor, he is always making me laugh.


  8. I have a five year old granddaughter who is a crack up, she says things that you wouldn’t expect her to say and do. She is a character!


  9. Whenever my mother tries to tell a sad or difficult story about someone or something, she tells it in a way that we all start laughing, not about the situation but about the way she tells it. this is enough wacki and it always happens and my mom ends up laughing too


  10. In the family I’ve created for myself, aka friends, my best friend is the world’s wackiest person. She once made lasagna and substituted sugar for salt. She’s always coming up with wild and crazy things to do. You can’t be around her for very long without bursting out into laughter.

    Thanks for the chance.


  11. My husband’s sister’s nickname was Wacky Jackie. She wore the wildest, wackiest clothes to work and church. The church members always looked forward to seeing what outrageous outfit she would wear for the sermon.


  12. Our 3 grandchildren can be pretty wacky. After they leave, we keep laughing about the funny things they said or did.


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