Lucy Ferriss

Praise for Lucy Ferriss's work:

 

  • “As ineluctable as a Greek tragedy.” – Claire Messud
  • “A brilliantly paced page-turner.” – Amitava Kumar
  • “Ferriss strikes the perfect balance between the global and the personal.” – Ivy Pochoda
  • “A courageous and thought-provoking writer.” -- Tom Perrotta
  • “A master American realist.” – Francisco Goldman
  • “A beautifully constructed and moving novel.” – Jim Shepard
  • “One of the best books of the year, period.” – Riverfront Times
  • “Sad and soaring and sexy.” – Susan Straight
  • “Elegant and fearless.” – Mark Winegardner
  • “Thought-provoking and disturbing” – Contra Costa Times
  • “A powerful, painful book.” – Frederick Busch
  • “A kind of grace . . . the miracle of greatness in ordinary life.” – Publishers Weekly
  • “This is the voice of a major writer, one whose career seems firmly on track.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • “One of the best writers around.” – Oscar Hijuelos
  • "Breathtakingly pertinent." RT Reviews
  • ". . . creating an exquisite tension that lasts long after the novel is over." – Library Journal
  • "Ferriss's new novel is destined to spark discussion and controversy." – Booklist
  • "An insightful and thought-provoking foray into a world so different from ours."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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“Vivid, compelling, as ineluctable as a Greek tragedy, A Sister to Honor illuminates the complexity of globalism's cultural disjunctions. . . . Lucy Ferriss's nuanced insight enables us to see this story from all sides -- a rare achievement.”

—Claire Messud,
author of The Woman Upstairs

Taxila

May 17 –

April 21, 2012, Pakistan -- At 8:30 a.m. on my last day in Peshawar, Aslam Khan fetches me for a trip to the Buddhist ruins at Taxila, outside Islamabad. A World Heritage site, Taxila's museum is far better curated and signed than any of the museums I've seen thus far. The focus is the first and second centuries A.D., when the story of the Buddha began in these parts, and a number of remarkably well preserved artifacts, in stone and in stucco, fill the museum. We are clearly honored guests.

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