Jefferson author Kay Hardy Campbell’s debut novel, “A Caravan of Brides: A Novel of Saudi Arabia,” has been named to the Best Indie Books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews. The historical novel, set in the world of Saudi women, explores an unlikely friendship between a troubled college graduate and an elderly female storyteller with a mysterious past. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews wrote, “Campbell’s masterful debut novel delivers a story that matches up flawlessly with real-life aspects of Middle Eastern culture, geography, and history… A mesmerizing Middle Eastern tale from beginning to end.”