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

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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

Ferguson Thoughts

December 05 –

When I was growing up, in the 60s, other cities with racial tensions were burning: Chicago, Detroit, L.A. As St. Louis stayed relatively quiet, the people who brought me up credited the systems we had in place with the peace we saw around us. Now it’s 2014. Michael Brown has been gunned down. The grand jury has failed to indict. And Ferguson, inevitably, burns.

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