'Twelve' Nick McDonell is 18, well-connected in New York's literary circles and going to Harvard this fall. And his just-published first novel,Twelve, is drawing largely positive reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. On Morning Edition, guest host Madeleine Brand profiles an author coming of age. (7:19) Twelve, by Nick McDonell, is published by Grove Press, ISBN: 0802117171. Read an excerpt from Twelve.