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The Winter in Anna: A Novel

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About the Author

Reed Karaim is the author of If Men Were Angels, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and daughter.


"A melancholy, earnest study of friendship." -- Kirkus "Captivating... [W]onderfully crafted... a beautiful, touching novel." -- Publishers Weekly "Memorable... The Winter in Anna is both thoughtful and introspective, in the tradition of Pat Conroy and Ward Just." -- Ian Schwartz - BookPage "[A] literary heart stopper." -- Chris Stuckenschneider - The Missourian "An atmospheric and beautifully written capsule of loss, regret, and moments of salvation." -- Vicki Ann Duraine - Arizona Daily Star "The Winter in Anna is a deeply affecting elegy. As I read, I slowly realized that Anna herself-so full of what Chekhov called `haunting pathos'-would be a heart-wrenching character, and she is. Karaim works a beautifully paced magic. I somehow heard, page by page, Bach's Unaccompanied Cello suites drifting in through the North Dakota snow." -- Howard Norman, author of My Darling Detective "Reed Karaim tells a `tribal and ancient story' about how our early choices shape us... With exotic details of a state filled with fire and ice, The Winter in Anna shows who we often find impossible to forgive: our younger selves." -- Maureen Gibbon, author of Paris Red "I couldn't put down this wise tale-by turns bone-chilling, rollicking, bittersweet-of a young man's stint at the sort of small-town newspaper that, sadly, has all but vanished. The Winter in Anna arrives via the journalist's older self-husband, father-and is enriched and enlarged by his big-hearted musings on what he failed to understand in his youth and how that failure haunts him still." -- Elizabeth Evans, author of As Good As Dead "The Winter in Anna is filled with the secret knowledge I want out of a novel, particularly concerning the important subjects in life: love, pain, North Dakota, newspapers, small towns, family, loyalty, friendship, and regret. I could tell this book was good when reading it felt like a secret I was keeping from my family and from the world." -- Ander Monson, author of Letter to a Future Lover "A deceptively quiet novel that gradually gathers power around the themes of love, loss, memory, and the paramount importance of doing good work well. Gorgeous and affirming." -- Mark Costello, National Book Award-nominated author of Big If

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