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Praise for Sing, Unburied, Sing
Sing, Unburied, Sing is a road novel turned on its head, and a family story with its feet to the fire. Lyric and devastating, Ward’s unforgettable characters straddle past and present in this spellbinding return to the rural Mississippi of her first book. You’ll never read anything like it.
Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Praise for The Story of Arthur Truluv
Elizabeth Berg’s characters jump right off the page and into your heart. I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.
Fannie Flagg, author of The Whole Town’s Talking
Praise for The Rules of Magic
Reading an Alice Hoffman book is like falling into a deep dream where senses are heightened and love reigns supreme. The Rules of Magic is no exception—as I tumbled into the story of three siblings desperate for and cursed by love, I never wanted to awaken.
Jodi Picoult, author of Small Great Things
Praise for The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World
Sea level rise is coming. We know this as clearly as we know thermometer measurements, the melting point of ice, and the law of thermal expansion. Jeff Goodell’s book cuts through the fossil-fuel lies, and is a warning I hope we heed while there’s still time.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Praise for Mudbound
[A] supremely readable debut novel…Fluidly narrated by engaging characters…Mudbound is packed with drama. Pick it up, then pass it on.
Praise for Ashley's War
Lemmon tells the powerful story of an extraordinary group of women, and after knowing them, I was left cheering.
The Daily Beast