Mary Camarillo’s second novel, Those People Behind Us, was published in October of 2023. Set in the summer of 2017 in a suburban coastal town, five neighbors’ lives are impacted by politics, protests, and escalating housing prices. Each character searches for home and community in a neighborhood where no one can agree who belongs. Those People Behind Us was a finalist for General Fiction in the 2023 American Book Awards and was shortlisted for the 2023 Hawthorne prize. More info here.