The Vigilance of Stars, a novel set in Portland and on a lake in central Maine, was published in spring of 2019 by Unsolicited Press.
Of the book, Kate Christensen, author of THE GREAT MAN and THE LAST CRUISE, writes: "THE VIGILANCE OF STARS is so compellingly readable, and O’Donnell is such a clear, deft writer, I turned pages, utterly engaged, until the unspeakably moving, shivery-beautiful ending moved me to tears I didn’t see coming. This novel’s pleasures are of the rarest and truest kind: a group of characters I grew to love, engaged in the most profound and quotidian, complex and simple human experiences—unflinchingly honest, absolutely gorgeous. Oh wow. I loved this book.