In the Quick: A Novel


In the Quick by Kate Hope Day ’00 tells the coming-of-age story of June, a young, ambitious female astronaut as she endeavors to save a lost shuttle crew in space. A brilliant and difficult engineer posted on a space station, June is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft designed by her beloved uncle. Believing that the crew is still alive, June pairs up with James, her uncle’s former prot g e, to solve the decades-old mystery of what happened to Inquiry and its crew. (Random House, 2021)

“The female astronaut novel we never knew we needed.” —Entertainment Weekly

Kate Hope Day is the author of If, Then. She holds an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an associate producer at HBO. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their two children.