Cruising into the end of the year with WHAT WE WERE PROMISED and THE WINTER SOLDIER on WaPo’s Top 50 List
It’s year-end listing season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see Lucy Tan’s WHAT WE WERE PROMISED and Daniel Mason’s THE WINTER SOLDIER among the Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction of 2018. Check out the rest of the list here.
"Winner of Ploughshares' Emerging Writer award, Lucy Tan draws an astute portrait of a staid family thrown into disarray in this assured first novel. She does not explore the Tolstoyan adage of unhappy families, but rather throws a stone into the still pool of carefully balanced domesticity. With its measuring of expectation against reality, What We Were Promised showcases Tan's sharp eye for the intricacies of human relationships."―Shelf Awareness
Recognition for WHAT WE WERE PROMISED:
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize
An Amazon 'Best Book of the Month for July' Pick
A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
A Goodreads Recommended 'July New Release'
Named one of PopSugar's "Must Reads Books that will make July Fly By"
Named one of "60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018"by Huffington Post
Named one of the "10 Most Anticipated Novels of the Summer" by The Every Girl
One of Refinery29's Best Books of 2018
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"The beauty of Mason's new novel persists even through scenes of unspeakable agony. That tension reflects the span of his talent...The story that unfolds in this forsaken place is so captivating that you may feel as unable to leave it as Lucius does."―Ron Charles, The Washington Post
More praise for THE WINTER SOLDIER:
"With a physician's precision and an artist's eye, author Daniel Mason captures the emotional and physical upheaval wrought by war. Right from the start, the novel thrums with tension, whisking the reader into the fray...With striking prose and an unencumbered pace, The Winter Soldier makes for a uniquely compelling read."―Melissa Brown, Bookpage
"As lyrical as a Viennese waltz and as delicate as crystal, Mason's riveting novel examines the human heart and the wounds of war with clear eyes and compassion."―People
"Part mystery, part war story, part romance, The Winter Soldier is a dream of a novel -- impeccably researched and totally immersive. The unsinkable Margarete is a mesmerizing character, and the book's investigation into the psychiatric toll of war on its combatants could not be more timely. This novel convinces you with every sentence."
―Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See
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