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Wouldn’t want to forget to pass these along!

On Ruby And Roland:

“Sullivan’s writing is charming, and she has created a refreshing, unconventional love story.” — Chicago Review of Books

“Fans of Jane Eyre will adore the intelligent, brazen Ruby whose combination of pragmatism and besottedness is winningly sympathetic. Replete with agrarian nostalgia and crisp prose, Sullivan’s quiet tale is a wonderful, arresting meditation on sacrifice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Unforgettable . . . The path [Ruby] chooses is unpredictable, unconventional, and fiercely her own. Fans of Sullivan’s Harvester novels and resilient female characters will find much to love here.” Booklist

“Sullivan creates a story worthy of comparison to Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome. Recommended for historical and women’s fiction fans.” Library Journal

“Rapturous . . . The joyful sense of community within this love story offers a charming and refreshing escape from the modern world.” Kirkus

“Strong women, great sex scenes, and beautiful writing. Welcome back to Harvester, Minnesota! I love this book.”―Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members

“It is a joy to return to Harvester and the beloved characters of Faith Sullivan. Once again, Sullivan takes readers on a journey to the Midwest that is a love song to the earth, the power of community, and the importance of literature in expanding one’s horizons. Ruby and Roland share a forbidden love that alters the course of their destiny, as well as the fate of the members of their ad-hoc family. Bound by the love of the land and their love of each other, Ruby and Roland’s story makes the reader ‘live on hope.’ What a beautiful tale for our times.”―Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

 

On Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse:

Named Top Ten Book of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal, one of 2015’s Best Books by Minnesotans by the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, and winner of the Midwest Book Award and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction.

“Sullivan’s novels are a reliably inviting world, full of friendly faces and intimate dramas. . . . However you first make your way to Harvester, you’ll want to return.”Wall Street Journal

“For all those fans of The Cape AnnGardenias, and The Empress of One: here is your priceless ticket back to Harvester, Minnesota. An extraordinary book.”―Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members

“Sullivan’s canvas may be small, but her message is universal: books―including this one―have the power to amuse, console and transform lives.”Shelf Awareness

“Sullivan describes small-town life through the eyes of an intelligent, generous narrator who fights off gossip, pettiness and tragedy with compassion, perseverance and forgiveness. Who wouldn’t want to spend a late-summer afternoon or two in the company of such a person?”Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Reading Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, I was reminded of the extraordinary novels of the late, great William Maxwell. Here too are large passions, sweeping love affairs, and deep friendships. A beautiful and profound novel.”―Margot Livesey, author of Mercury

“More than 40 years of history bookend a lifelong love affair with reading for the resilient heroine of Sullivan’s latest novel set in Harvester, Minnesota. Nell’s life experiences read like her book collection―some are part of a series, some stand alone, and all are ultimately comforting and timeless.”Kirkus

“Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse is told with Faith Sullivan’s trademark warmth, wit and wisdom. Readers, prepare to be captivated.”―Lorna Landvik, author of Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

Profile in the Austin Daily Herald, with some of my thoughts on P.G. Wodehouse, too.

Interview on South Dakota Public Radio.

From Publishers Weekly.

In the MinnPost.

A Strib profile.

A Strib review.

From Twincities.com.

 

And, on other things dear to my heart:

Our darling, enduring Stillwater Valley Bookseller.

3 thoughts on “Press

  1. I love Faith’s realistic, honest writing. It is sweetly poignant and at the same time can be
    humorous! She describes the details of heartbreaking everyday life with such candor.
    And her female characters are so relatable. We all know people like this! When is her next work? Soon, I hope!

    1. I am a retired school librarian. I love books and usually read mysteries. I read the cover of Mr. Wodehouse at the library and had to take it home. I just finished reading it and was blown away. As a woman “of a certain age”, I echo the comments above as perfectly describing Faith’s writing in Goodnight, Mr. Wodehouse. I see my independent grandmother and mother in Nell. I have been recommending this book to all the groups I attend because it speaks so directly to our experiences as women who have lived most of our lives in the 20th century. I am heading back to the library today for more Faith Sullivan!

  2. I need more of Faith Sullivan. After reading Goonnight Mr. W and The Cape Ann, hope to see more of her treasures on NOOK. I am bereft without another in the queue.

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