Out of Esau


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$27.00  $25.11
Counterpoint LLC
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

MICHELLE WEBSTER-HEIN and her family work a small homestead in the southern Michigan countryside where she was born and raised. Out of Esau is her first novel.


Beautifully captures the rewards and burdens of the intimate connections between mothers, fathers and their children . . . Fully submerges readers in both its setting and the innermost thoughts of the characters . . . The novel celebrates profound human connections . . . Heartbreakingly genuine characters distinguish Webster-Hein's nuanced portrayal of love and loyalty to one's family. --Clara Newton, Shelf Awareness

The narrators' distinct voices complement this beautifully descriptive, character-driven work contemplating themes of change and doing the right thing. --Booklist

Eloquent . . . A worthy first outing. --Publishers Weekly

A graceful fiction debut . . . Soulful . . . With characters yearning for intimacy and acceptance, Hein delicately probes the meanings of family, freedom, and desire. A gentle tale of love and loneliness. --Kirkus Reviews

Out of Esau is a tremendous achievement. A literary page-turner with prose that dips and soars, and characters that leap off the page. I was deeply moved by this tale of love, faith, and family, and I know you will be, too. This wonderful novel is one of the best books of the year. --David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of Winter Counts

With gorgeous, glittering prose, Michelle Webster Hein explores a community in rural Michigan, looking at family, marriage, and faith with a precise, compassionate eye. A novel of rare honesty and beauty. --Karen E. Bender, author of Refund and The New Order

"Out of Esau is a wonder of a novel. I fell in love with these characters and found myself continuously astonished by the depth and range of Michelle Webster Hein's emotional intelligence, lyric touch, and ability to fully inhabit the tender bodies of others. An unflinching look at poverty, place, generational trauma, resiliency, faith, spirit, and love, these pages radiate with compassion and generosity, and shimmer with moments of beauty and insight. Out of Esau is a propulsive and masterfully spun web, one I can't wait to gift again and again." --Robin MacArthur, author of Heart Spring Mountain

From the cold, wet bleakness of a loyal wife's Michigan autumn, writer Michelle Webster Hein skillfully stokes the warmth of redemption in a story that pairs like-minded souls with the hope of second chances. A lovely and engaging work of faith and family. --Sophfronia Scott, author of Unforgivable Love and All I Need to Get By