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Outstanding Praise for the Novels of T. Greenwood
Bodies of Water
 
“A complex and compelling portrait of the painful intricacies of love and loyalty. Book clubs will find much to discuss in T. Greenwood’s insightful story of two women caught between their hearts and their families.”
—Eleanor Brown,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Weird Sisters
 
“A wrenching look at what happens when two people fall in love in the wrong place at the wrong time . . . Beauty and tragedy at the same time, darkness then light—those are Greenwood hallmarks. She’s terrific with characters, with the multiple textures that make someone seem human on the page. She has some interesting things to say here about memory, and the ending is as moving as anything she’s written.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune
 

Bodies of Water
is no ordinary love story, but a book of astonishing precision, lyrically told, raw in its honesty and gentle in its unfolding. Here is a complex tapestry of lives entwined, a testimony to the fact that a timeless sort of love does exist—one that sustains memory, derails oppression, and with its striking ferocity can cause human beings to relinquish love and yet also to recover it. T. Greenwood has rendered a compassionate story of people who are healed and destroyed by love, by alcoholism, by secrets and betrayal, and yet she offers us a certain shade of hope that while the barriers between people can make a narrow neighborhood street seem as wide as the ocean, soul mates can and do find each other—sometimes more than once in a lifetime. A luminous, fearless, heart-wrenching story about the power of true love.”
—Ilie Ruby, author of
The Salt God’s Daughter
 
“Greenwood’s [eighth] novel, a tale of love and loyalty, owes its success to the poetic prose, as well as the compelling chronology she employs . . . This compassionate, insightful look at hope and redemption is a richly textured portrait. This gem of a story is a good choice for those who enjoy family novels.”

Library Journal
 
“T. Greenwood’s
Bodies of Water
is a lyrical novel about the inexplicable nature of love, and the power a forbidden affair has to transform one woman’s entire life. By turns beautiful and tragic, haunting and healing, I was captivated from the very first line. And Greenwood’s moving story of love and loss, hope and redemption has stayed with me, long after I turned the last page.”
—Jillian Cantor, author of
Margot
 
Breathing Water
 
“A poignant, clear-eyed first novel . . . filled with careful poetic description . . . the story is woven skillfully.”

The New York Times Book Review
 
“A poignant debut . . . Greenwood sensitively and painstakingly unravels her protagonist’s self-loathing and replaces it with a graceful dignity.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“A vivid, somberly engaging first book.”
—Larry McMurtry
 
“An impressive first novel.”

Booklist
 

Breathing Water
is startling and fresh . . . Greenwood’s novel is ripe with originality.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
Grace
 
“Grace
is a poetic, compelling story that glows in its subtle, yet searing examination of how we attempt to fill the potentially devastating fissures in our lives. Each character is masterfully drawn; each struggles in their own way to find peace amid tumultuous circumstance. With her always crisp imagery and fearless language, Greenwood doesn’t back down from the hard issues or the darker sides of human psyche, managing to create astounding empathy and a balanced view of each player along the way. The story expertly builds to a breathtaking climax, leaving the reader with a clear understanding of how sometimes, only a moment of grace can save us.”
—Amy Hatvany, author of
Best Kept Secret
 

Grace
is at once heartbreaking, thrilling and painfully beautiful. From the opening page, to the breathless conclusion, T. Greenwood again shows why she is one of our most gifted and lyrical storytellers.”
—Jim Kokoris, author of
The Pursuit of Other Interests
 

Grace
is a masterpiece of small-town realism that is as harrowing as it is heartfelt.”
—Jim Ruland, author of
Big Lonesome
 
“This novel will keep readers rapt until the very end . . . Shocking and honest, you’re likely to never forget this book.”

RT Book Reviews
 

Grace
amazes. Ultimately so realistically human in its terror and beauty that it may haunt you for days after you finish it. T. Greenwood has another gem here. Greenwood’s mastery of character and her deep empathy for the human condition make you care what happens, especially in the book’s furious final 100 pages.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“Exceptionally well-observed. Readers who enjoy insightful and sensitive family drama (Lionel Shriver’s
We Need to Talk About Kevin
; Rosellen Brown’s
Before and After
) will appreciate discovering Greenwood.”

Library Journal
 
Nearer Than the Sky
 
“Greenwood is an assured guide through this strange territory; she has a lush, evocative style.”

The New York Times Book Review
 
“T. Greenwood writes with grace and compassion about loyalty and betrayal, love and redemption in this totally absorbing novel about daughters and mothers.”
—Ursula Hegi, author of
Stones from the River
 
“A lyrical investigation into the unreliability and elusiveness of memory centers Greenwood’s second novel . . . The kaleidoscopic heart of the story is rich with evocative details about its heroine’s inner life.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Doesn’t disappoint. A complicated story of love and abuse told with a directness and intensity that packs a lightning charge.”

Booklist
 

Nearer Than the Sky
is a remarkable portrait of resilience. With clarity and painful precision, T. Greenwood probes the dark history of Indie’s family.”
—Rene Steinke, author of
The Fires
and
Holy Skirts
 
“Deft handling of a difficult and painful subject . . . compelling.”

Kirkus Reviews
 
“Potent . . . Greenwood’s clear-eyed prose takes the stuff of tabloid television and lends it humanity.”

San Francisco Chronicle
 
This Glittering World
 
“In
This Glittering World
, T. Greenwood demonstrates once again that she is a poet and storyteller of unique gifts, not the least of which is a wise and compassionate heart.”
—Drusilla Campbell, author of
The Good Sister
and
Blood Orange
 

This Glittering World
is swift, stark, calamitous. Her characters, their backs against the wall, confront those difficult moments that will define them and Greenwood paints these troubled lives with attention, compassion and hope.”
—Jerry Gabriel, author of
Drowned Boy
and winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
 
“Stark, taut, and superbly written, this dark tale brims with glimpses of the Southwest and scenes of violence, gruesome but not gratuitous. This haunting look at a fractured family is certain to please readers of literary suspense.”

Library Journal
(starred)
 
“Greenwood’s prose is beautiful. Her writing voice is simple but emotional.”

RT Book Reviews
 
Undressing the Moon
 
“This beautiful story, eloquently told, demands attention.”

Library Journal
(starred review)
 
“Greenwood has skillfully managed to create a novel with unforgettable characters, finely honed descriptions, and beautiful imagery.”

Book Street USA
 
“A lyrical, delicately affecting tale.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Rarely has a writer rendered such highly charged topics . . . to so wrenching, yet so beautifully understated, an effect . . . T. Greenwood takes on risky subject matter, handling her volatile topics with admirable restraint . . . Ultimately more about life than death,
Undressing the Moon
beautifully elucidates the human capacity to maintain grace under unrelenting fire.”

The Los Angeles Times
 
The Hungry Season
 
“This compelling study of a family in need of rescue is very effective, owing to Greenwood’s eloquent, exquisite word artistry and her knack for developing subtle, suspenseful scenes . . . Greenwood’s sensitive and gripping examination of a family in crisis is real, complex, and anything but formulaic.”

Library Journal
(starred review)
 
“A deeply psychological read.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Can there be life after tragedy? How do you live with the loss of a child let alone the separation emotionally from all your loved ones? T. Greenwood with beautiful prose poses this question while delving into the psyches of a successful man, his wife, and his son . . . This is a wonderful story, engaging from the beginning, that gets better with every chapter.”

The Washington Times
 
Two Rivers
 
“In
Two Rivers
, T. Greenwood weaves a haunting story in which the sins of the past threaten to destroy the fragile equilibrium of the present. Ripe with surprising twists and heart-breakingly real characters,
Two Rivers
is a remarkable and complex look at race and forgiveness in small-town America.”
—Michelle Richmond,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Year of Fog
and
No One You Know
 

Two Rivers
is a convergence of tales, a reminder that the past never washes away, and yet, in T. Greenwood’s delicate handling of time gone and time to come, love and forgiveness wait on the other side of what life does to us and what we do to it. This novel is a sensitive and suspenseful portrayal of family and the ties that bind.”
—Lee Martin, author of
The Bright Forever
and
River of Heaven
 
“T. Greenwood’s novel is full of love, betrayal, lost hopes, and a burning question: is it ever too late to find redemption?”
—Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of
Bittersweet
 
“Greenwood is a writer of subtle strength, evoking small-town life beautifully while spreading out the map of Harper’s life, finding light in the darkest of stories.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“T. Greenwood’s writing shimmers and sings as she braids together past, present, and the events of one desperate day. I ached for Harper in all of his longing, guilt, grief, and vast, abiding love, and I rejoiced at his final, hard-won shot at redemption.”
—Marisa de los Santos,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Belong to Me
and
Love Walked In
 

Two Rivers
is a stark, haunting story of redemption and salvation. T. Greenwood portrays a world of beauty and peace that, once disturbed, reverberates with searing pain and inescapable consequences. A memorable, powerful work.”
—Garth Stein,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Art of Racing in the Rain
 
“A complex tale of guilt, remorse, revenge, and forgiveness . . . Convincing . . . Interesting . . .”
—Library Journal
 
“In the tradition of
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
and
To Kill a Mockingbird
, T. Greenwood’s
Two Rivers
is a wonderfully distinctive American novel, abounding with memorable characters, unusual lore and history, dark family secrets, and love of life.
Two Rivers
is the story that people want to read: the one they have never read before.”
—Howard Frank Mosher, author of
Walking to Gatlinburg
 

Two Rivers
is a dark and lovely elegy, filled with heartbreak that turns itself into hope and forgiveness. I felt so moved by this luminous novel.”
—Luanne Rice,
New York Times
bestselling author
 

Two Rivers
is reminiscent of Thornton Wilder, with its quiet New England town shadowed by tragedy, and of Sherwood Anderson, with its sense of desperate loneliness and regret . . . It’s to Greenwood’s credit that she answers her novel’s mysteries in ways that are believable, that make you feel the sadness that informs her characters’ lives.”
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