Caroline Leavitt 2016

New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship

Library Journal Hidden Gem

Hours after giving birth, a young woman flees her baby and her husband and slips into a new life, leaving both to rebuild lives for themselves without her.

"Tells a riveting story beautifully."
New York Daily News

 

"Fresh and vivid language."
Baltimore Sun

 

"Leavitt has a wonderful insight into interpersonal relationships and writes in a style similar to that of Anne Tyler and Jane Smiley, capturing the rich complexities of everyday life."
Library Journal

 

"An emotional roller coaster...the story accelerates towards an inevitable, but somehow unpredictable crescendo. It is gut wrenching and engrossing."
Gainesville Sun