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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A Sister to Honor has been named one of 20 Great Group Reads for 2015 by the Women's National Book Association, which calls it "riveting and very relevant." Celebrate the joy of shared reading! See the Reader's Guide on this website.

"As ineluctable as a Greek tragedy"—Claire Messud,
author of The Woman Upstairs

Adieu, Corsica; Ciao, Italia!

July 15 –

A final post from Mediterranean lands: the last concerts of Corsican polyphony, the Ligurian coast, sweaty hikes, windswept views, pesto, and a hailstorm.

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