Haven's Wake


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$21.95  $20.41
University of Nebraska Press
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5.56 X 8.4 X 0.57 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Ladette Randolph is the editor-in-chief of Ploughshares magazine and is Distinguished Publisher-in-Residence at Emerson College. She is the award-winning author of A Sandhills Ballad (Nebraska, 2011), This Is Not the Tropics, and Leaving the Pink House, and editor of two anthologies, including A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers. She is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation grant, four Nebraska Book Awards, and the Virginia Faulkner Award.


"With prose that vivifies the intricate patchwork of characters and captures the landscape's simplicity, Haven's Wake explores 'the various attempts to explain the unexplainable, ' including family, faith, and death."--Katharine Fronk, Booklist Online--Katharine Fronk"Booklist Online" (02/27/2013)
"Haven's Wake is about memory and silence, and about secrets and the fear of them. But above all, it's a tale of love and loyalty. At the very heart of this deeply heartfelt novel is the story of the restorative power of family and tradition."--Timothy Schaffert, author of The Coffins of Little Hope -- (09/19/2012)
"Ladette Randolph traces that finest of lines between what counts as betrayal and what counts as fidelity in a family, what counts as love and what counts as duty over the generations, what counts as desire and what counts as necessity in a home. Haven's Wake is a moving reckoning of disappointments and glories."--William Lychack, author of The Architect of Flowers -- (09/19/2012)
"A song of a story--uplifting, tender, heart-shattering. Ladette Randolph is a master. These characters are so real to me I feel I could drive to Nebraska and find them, easily."--Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red -- (09/19/2012)
"[Haven's Wake is] lyrically written and a wonderful read."--Ellen Meeropol, ellenmeeropol.com -- (01/03/2013)

"Randolph is an excellent writer, telling the story with a frankness and humor that keeps it from sinking into melodrama."--Publishers Weekly

--Publishers Weekly (04/01/2013)