In my estimation, Hall is one of the best literary novelists Harper publishes–a writer of expansive imagination and literary scope. This story about parenting, identity, family, and our relationship to the wilderness might be my favorite of Hall’s books. While this chilly cover might seem an unusual choice for the balmy dog days of summer, it perfectly captures the tone of the book. Library Journal gave the hardcover a starred review calling it “[an] earthy novel, successfully exploring ideas of family, maternity, personal demons, social class, and wilderness vs. urban development. Interesting and original, it should have wide appeal.” Original coverage here.
“The plotting and characterization are crisp and effective, but perhaps the greatest pleasure is her prose.”
— Chicago Tribune
“Stylish, intelligent and a cracking read — will mark the point at which [Hall] stops being promising, and becomes something of a star.”
— Sunday Times (London)
The Wolf Border (9780062208484) by Sarah Hall. $15.99 trade paper. 6/14/16 on sale.