Edge of Eden
Edge of Eden
(2009)
"Not since Lord of the Flies has a novelist written with such perceptiveness about the potential for harm that lurks within the innocence of childhood."
—Paula Sharp, author of Crows over a Wheatfield
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The Opposite of Love
The Opposite of Love
(2007)
"At the center of The Opposite of Love is Madge, whose voice is pitch perfect... and who comes to understand that life is full of ambiguities and that love has many faces.. a strong and moving story."
—Susan Shreve, author of Kiss Me Tomorrow
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The Sailor's Wife
(2000)
"Helen Benedict's understanding of families, and the rich historical subtext that suffuses the lives of Green peasants, make for an intelligent look at belonging, duty and independence."
—Peter Bricklebank, The New York Times Book Review
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Bad Angel

Bad Angel

(2007)
"Bad Angel is a beautifully written novel: compelling, intelligent, insightful. A delightful book by a most entertaining and accomplished writer."
—Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
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A World Like This

A World Like This

(2007)
"It's a pity that the words 'tremendous literary debut' appear on every first novel published, because this one really is...A stunning and heartbreaking book."
—Louise Bernikow, Cosmopolitan
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