I’ve taken a bit of a fall hiatus from posting news here, but am happy to include a round-up of some thoughtful reviews since the October publication of Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down. My hometown of St. Louis kindly covered the book, especially since the novel is set in a fictional township of the city, with reviews in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and PlaybackSTL. I’m also grateful to The Buffalo News for their insightful review, to Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and to Ploughshares (who created a book trailer too!).
Ploughshares also calls Our Hearts one of the “Most Necessary Books for the End of 2016,” The Masters Review calls it “an important book for our times,” Refinery29 lists it among “The Best Books of 2016,” and Amazon included it in their October 2016 Best Books of the Month. In addition, Our Hearts is a November 2016 Midwest Connections Pick.
I’ve had the chance to do events this fall too in Santa Fe, St. Louis, Albuquerque and Denver, and am proud to have served as the judge for fiction and non-fiction entries in the Santa Fe Reporter‘s Fall Writing Contest. I’ll be reading with the winners on Saturday, December 3 in Santa Fe.