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

Busy Days in Peshawar

April 25 –

April 17, 2012, Peshawar, Pakistan -- I am living like a princess. Staying with my friend Shazia Sadaf and her family. Shazia teaches literature at the University of Peshawar, which I expected to be a backwater but which turns out to be an old, beautiful institution cheek by jowl with Islamia College, built under British rule to have a center of higher learning in this large & populous province. I am sitting in a luxurious room right now, having been served my second cup of tea by the gray-bearded, white-capped cook in his white shalwar kameez, who also set out my lovely breakfast and made sure that I had everything my heart could desire, and all this without saying a word.

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