Out on 23 January 2020

The Distance Home

Paula Saunders

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23 January 2020
256 pages
A deeply involving portrait of the American postwar family: its promises and disruptions . . . surrounded by a rich, shimmering, sensuous landscape

Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad

Set in a landscape at once stark and beautiful, here is a luminous novel about the intricacies of family life and family love . . . Heartbreaking, full of compassion, and prose that feels it has always been there, not even forged from nothing, but essentially true. I haven’t read anything this good in a long time.

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

In Paula Saunders’ The Distance Home, a family’s story traces the intricate, often subterranean lines that connect damage to redemption, creation to dissolution, and the everyday to the eternal, just to name several of its moving and startling aspects. It’s a true, and rare, accomplishment.

Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours