The Language of Kin

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About the Author

Lynne Hugo is the author of ten previous novels. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient who has also received grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Where the Trail Grows Faint won the Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. Born and educated in New England, Lynne and her husband now live in Ohio with Scout, a yellow Lab, terror of squirrels and renowned for his shortstop skill with launched tennis balls and unnecessary barking.


"The Testament of Harold's Wife is a richly told tale that explores the human/animal connection and the journey to get past tragedy. Louisa, the spunky, elderly narrator delivers a tender hymn of hope and rebirth that stays with you long after the last page." --Kim Michele Richardson, NYT bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
"Hugo's latest [The Book of CarolSue] is a sweet, sad, funny, meditation on the nature of aging and grief...This is a novel that would fit right in on the shelf next to novels like A Man Called Ove and similar books that balance humor and heartbreak." --Booklist

"A widower takes up her late husband's mission to get revenge on the man who killed their grandson in the gripping latest from Hugo [The Testament of Harold's Wife]...Louisa is a charming protagonist." --Publishers Weekly

"[The Testament of Harold's Wife is] A winning and wonderful novel, with a unique and distinctive storyline, there is a little bit of magic for everyone within the pages of this book." --The New York Journal of Books

"Hugo takes a compelling look at the ethical issues and connections between humans and our fellow animals. THE LANGUAGE OF KIN offers a well-researched, unbiased perspective into this multifaceted issue through a well-written, captivating story," --Samantha Russak, Zoo Director of Education

"An engrossing novel that is sure to tug at anyone's heartstrings."--Christine Nguyen
"The Language of Kin is nothing short of phenomenal! Ms. Hugo has masterfully created a story that brought my life to a screeching halt until I read the very last word on the last page... Outstanding and beautiful, this is a story I'll never forget!... A literary gem, a must-read, The Language of Kin is thoroughly captivating. Don't miss it."--Denise Birt