Carriage House

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Scribner Book Company
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5.32 X 8.14 X 0.67 inches | 0.53 pounds

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About the Author

Louisa Hall grew up in Philadelphia. She is the author of the novels Speak and The Carriage House, and her poems have been published in The New Republic, Southwest Review, and other journals. She is a professor at the University of Iowa, and the Western Writer in Residence at Montana State University.

"[A] marvelously mature debut...Hall displays a Whartonian malice...[and] seamlessly transitions among the many individual points of view...The novel's technical proficiency and its gratifyingly nuanced ending make it easy to recommend."--Sam Sacks "The Wall Street Journal "
"Ambitious...Intricate...A splendid, carefully-plotted, open-hearted novel."--James Zug "The Boston Globe "
"Hall provides keen insight...A thoughtful, character-driven novel."--Christine Perkins "Library Journal "
"Louisa Hall writes about the wars waged between neighbors and family members with extraordinary sympathy and a keen sense of humor. Part Jane Austen, part John Cheever, this tale of upheaval in a suburban Philadelphia household marks the debut of a stunning new writer."--Philipp Meyer, author of The Son
"Every sentence in The Carriage House is full of clarity, attention, and grace. Louisa Hall is a writer to be admired."--Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds
"[The Carriage House is] a twisted family saga lodged in John Cheever and Wes Anderson."--Rebecca Bengal " "
"Louisa Hall deftly explores the notions of romantic and familial regret in her debut novel...The Carriage House is full of compelling personal portraits--characters who'll stay with you long after you put the book down."--Charles Ealy "Austin American-Statesman "
"Hall's decision to shift the perspective to include multiple voices deepends the reader's empathy for characters who were more minor (and noxious) in Persuasion."--Kimberley Jones "Austin Chronicle "
"The Carriage House is gorgeously detailed and rife with betrayal, heartbreak, nostalgia, lost love, and possibilities for redemption. You will ache for the Adair family, cringe at their mistakes, and plead with them to make peace with each other before it's too late. In her smart and insightful debut, Louisa Hall examines the ways in which we fail and forgive others--and ourselves."--Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise
"Graceful prose... The themes of memory and nostalgia threading through the novel are especially resonant."--The New York Times Book Review
"Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, this debut novel follows three daughters who work together to restore their father's health and save their Main Line, Philadelphia home and all it represents."--O, the Oprah magazine