Between the Covers on 09/19/13
Author of seven novels, three story collections and the much-heralded craft book, The Half-Known World, Robert Boswell is back with his first novel in ten years. Heralded by Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times, it turns out that Tumbledown was worth the wait. "This is a crowded, tender, and captivating novel, the experience of which brings to the fore how reading itself can replenish our love of the imperfect beauty of humanity." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Boswell can write the most refreshingly old-fashioned kind of narrative: one that evokes deep sympathy for all its characters. . . . All the novel’s characters know that in adulthood they’re supposed to settle for ‘what could pass for a normal life. Maybe it was a C- sort of life, but that was a passing grade.’ Still, they want to keep hope, wonder and love in their lives. . . . Without a whiff of sentimentality, he shows exactly how elusive such balance can be"--New York Times Book Review.