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“Reminiscent of Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue [...] Benjamin’s prose is evocative, her characters finely drawn, and the worlds she creates for us give us new ways to think about our own.”

- Melissa Schoeffel, author of Maternal Conditions: Reading Kingsolver, Castillo, Erdrich, and Ozeki.

“Readers will be absorbed in the story, but they will also be intrigued by its central question: how does the past endure, not just in history but in our own bodies?”

- Angela Sorby, author of Distance Learning, Bird Skin Coat, and The Sleeve Waves. Forthcoming with the University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.

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