The Secret of Raven Point

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
April 07, 2015
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439167045
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About the Author

Jennifer Vanderbes is the author of the novels The Secret of Raven Point, Easter Island, and Strangers at the Feast, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Granta and has been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at JenniferVanderbes.com

Reviews

"The Secret of Raven Point is about piecing together meaning in lives and minds shattered by war. It's a meditation on the power of steadfast love in all its forms -romantic, fraternal, platonic, even divine--to restore wholeness out of chaos, and light out of unspeakable darkness. Jennifer Vanderbes gives us characters we care about and a story we believe in an engrossing novel that brings home the particularity of war. A moving tribute to a generation of men and women whose stories, and whose lives, for the most part are now lost to us, it's a great read."--M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans
"The Secret of Raven Point is strikingly vivid, tackling war's moral ambiguities from the open-eyed perspective of a young American woman on the cusp of adulthood...Vanderbes's unputdownable third novel... finds contemporary resonance in classic themes of humanity and loyalty tested by extremes...[Juliet is] her most indelible character to date."--Megan O'Grady "Vogue.com "
"The Secret of Raven Point draws the reader in with evocative period drama and a rich emotional portrait of its heroine. An arresting, exciting journey of discovery from an extremely talented author."--Matthew Pearl "author of The Technologists and The Dante Club "
"Jennifer Vanderbes' The Secret of Raven Point should do for war-era Italy what Hilary Mantel has done for 1500's England. That is, it proves that fiction can be history with blood in its veins, quickening for us the violence and sadness and the awful incongruity of war. A brilliant novelist, and a book to treasure and never to forget."--Darin Strauss "author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life "
"The Secret of Raven Point is a subtle evocation of war and loss, which Jennifer Vanderbes--with extraordinary cleverness and restraint--explores slantwise, the story coming visible through its glimmering contours, like an embossing on fine paper or an impression in snow."--Lauren Groff "author of Arcadia "
"The Secret of Raven Point is that rare book that reminds us of the deep, immersive pleasures of novel-reading: of getting lost in a story, of being transported to another time and place, of growing so attached to characters that they feel as present and real as one's own friends. Jennifer Vanderbes takes a harrowing but little-known chapter from WWII history and through her compassionate and brilliant rendering, transforms it into a story that is urgent, personal, and profoundly moving."--Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, National Book Award-Nominated author of Madeleine is Sleeping