Poignantly sharp and perceptively accurate beyond all question — this book is humanly, unavoidably true. Read it and weep for all of us.
In the Middle of Nowhere
In The Middle of Nowhere is the story of four people, two men and two women, whose lives converge, by chance, and briefly, in a small New England town. Moods of landscape and weather reflect their states of mind, and incline them towards actions which represent the terminal points of character.
My daughter and I are among Fanny Howe’s most devoted fans. She is a wonderful writer.
Beyond mood and language are the uncommon concerns with “duty,” “virtue,” “obedience,” with the relationship between morality and God, which augur well … She is not only writing well, she is thinking hard.
… inspired use of language … deeply felt insights.
A woman travels among geographies both real and imagined looking for her daughter.
Howe is a serious writer, a caring craftswoman — a find.
… concise and poetic, catching you off guard, riding you up and over events in a quick sweep of work associations … a writer of original grace and vision.