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  • The Travelers, Regina Porter
    Hogarth, 9780525576198, June 18, 2019 (Fiction)

     

    “I'm blown away by the fact that this stunning work is a debut effort. It's a sweeping history of our country and the traumas we have yet to fully heal from, spanning the American South in the 50s through the early of Obama's presidency. It's told through a series of narratives that connect unexpectedly and beautifully, exploring the many nuanced layers of the human condition with each emotional character arc. The writing is both powerful and restrained, one of sparse but evocative details that quietly crack your heart wide open when you least expect it. I've been thinking about this one for weeks now and suspect I will be for many more to come.”

    -Vanessa Diaz, The Book Catapult, San Diego, CA

    “It’s hard to believe that this sprawling saga of two American clans and the various branches of their family trees is a debut novel. Stretching from the rural south to Vietnam in the war years to present-day New York and beyond, this is a story in which the characters’ lives intersect in fascinating, surprising ways. Regina Porter’s writing is beautiful and memorable, and she’s structured this book in a manner that feels fresh and almost musical. This is a book to take your time with, and it’ll keep you in its grip long after you’ve turned the last page.”

    -Erika VanDam, RoscoeBooks, Chicago, IL

     

    “Two intertwined families. Fifty-plus years. The Vietnam War. Many forms of love. Guilt. The lasting effects of trauma. Sibling rivalry. With The Travelers, Regina Porter has crafted a brilliant non-linear story across wide canvas. This book will grab you from the beginning and leave you breathless, with an appreciation of what it means to be human, to be American, and to be a part of a family.”

    -Sally Wizik Wills, Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids, MN

     

    "Quirky and serious at the same time, this is a novel I will revisit in the years to come.”

    -Anne Holman, The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT

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