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The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
Aug 02, 2016 | ISBN 9781101994719

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★”Kuehn’s specialty in depicting mental illness and her sharp, quick writing are on display in her latest novel, but it is her satirical integration of New Age hippie rituals with the pseudoscientific jargon of the self-help retreat world that is the most compelling addition. Fans of the author’s work will find familiar material in this book. Readers interested in a Gillian Flynn–style take on cults and self-help retreats will also be intrigued.”–SLJ, starred review

“Suspenseful and enigmatic, bristling with Stephanie Kuehn’s vivid prose and sharp-eyed characterizations, The Smaller Evil kept me guessing till the very last page. I immediately flipped back to the first page to read it again, and so will you.” —Laura Ruby, Michael L. Printz Award winning author of Bone Gap.

“The Smaller Evil,
with an engaging main character, precise, vivid writing and a continuous rushing train of tensions, is a captivating thriller.” —2015 PEN/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship Judges
Praise for Delicate Monsters:
“Intelligent, compulsively readable literary fiction with a dark twist.” –Booklist, starred
“[A] tough, punishing novel about the damages we inflict on others and the shaky defenses we build to mask trauma and guilt.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“As she did in Charm & Strange and Complicit, Kuehn unflinchingly explores the darkest places of the human psyche, leaving many lingering questions about nature-versus-nurture and the relentlessness of mental illness.” —The Horn Book Magazine
Praise for Complicit:
“Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author…Explosive.” –Booklist, starred
Accolades for Charm & Strange
William C. Morris Award Medalist

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