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Our Favorite Literary Compliments

These authors have high praise for their fellow writers.

Authors Complimenting Authors

Giving and receiving a compliment can go a long way, especially if you’re an author touting the work of a fellow writer! From mystery to memoir, these books cover every genre by critically acclaimed writers. See a few of our favorite compliments between one author and another.

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Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang
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“It’s rare to read anything that feels this unique. A richly imagined, ambitious, and haunting novel that is striking for its deft juxtaposition of small, human moments with larger concerns about the world.”  —Gabrielle Zevin, author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Hardcover $ 28.00
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The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
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“Powerfully eerie and atmospheric, The House in the Pines is a compelling mix of psychological thriller and dark fairy tale. By focusing not on whodunit but how and why, Ana Reyes’s stellar debut explores the many ways our memories can fail us — and how they can set us free.” Riley Sager, author of The Only One Left

Paperback $ 18.00
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Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood
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“It would be so easy to hate Ali — who is brilliant and funny and the most delightful writer … but it’s far more productive to create a shrine I can worship at, praying for her to finish another book quickly. LOVED. IT.” Jodi Picoult, author of Mad Honey

Hardcover $ 28.00
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The Creative Act by Rick Rubin
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“This is a gorgeous and inspiring work of art on creation, creativity, the work of the artist. It will gladden the hearts of writers and artists everywhere, and get them working again with a new sense of meaning and direction. A stunning accomplishment.”  —Anne Lamott, author of Dusk, Night, Dawn

Hardcover $ 32.00
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And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott
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And Then She Fell is an unblinking look at the complex and often terrifying journey of new motherhood and what we’re told we should want, with moving insights into connecting with our ancestors and our own identity. Alicia Elliott is a powerful storyteller, and this book is both suspenseful and heartfelt, with haunting elements that linger long after the final page is turned.” Vanessa Lillie, author of Blood Sisters

Hardcover $ 28.00
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Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
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“One of the most exciting young writers in America. His work is urgent, engaging, wildly entertaining, formally bold, and politically electrifying. Read one page, any page, and you’ll see what I mean.”
George Saunders, author of Liberation Day

Paperback $ 18.00
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Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
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“This book. This epic, crazy, shocking, mind-blowing, brutal, tender, heartbreaking book is one of the best I’ve read.”  —Marlon James, author of Moon Witch, Spider King

Paperback $ 20.00
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
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“Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity … One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed

Hardcover $ 28.00
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Mother, Nature by Jedidiah Jenkins
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“Exquisitely written and completely compelling …  As Jedidiah Jenkins traces a 5,000-mile route with his wildly entertaining mother, Barb, he begins to untangle the live wires of a parent-child bond and to wrestle with a love that hurts.” Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms

Hardcover $ 28.00
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Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez
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“Reader, beware! Our Share of Night is a novel so disquieting, so unsettling that I could neither put it down nor read it late at night …  [this] novel is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.” Kelly Link, author of The Book of Love

Paperback $ 18.99