Author Monica Byrne was reading a poem that included the words "ocean" and "bridge," when something just clicked. She couldn't get the idea out of her head: a pedestrian bridge so long it spanned the Arabian Sea. The vision formed the basis of her debut novel, "The Girl in the Road" (Crown Publishing/2014), which is set decades in the future.
The novel combines months of research and travel with numerous autobiographical details. It considers the different ways people recover from trauma.
Learn more about Monica and her work here.