E.R. Frank Press

“…a masterfully told, unforgettable tale of what hope looks like in desperate circumstances, and of the struggle to find power in one’s voice.”
Booklist, starred review

“The novel frankly depicts the physical abuse and emotional manipulation that tie young girls to their keepers. Images of violence, greed, and emotional longing will linger with readers.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A tremendously affecting novel.”

“Heartbreaking…an important work that should be an essential part of library collections.”
-School Library Journal, starred review

“A realistic, lyrical novel.”

“A savagely honest portrayal of the nature of the interconnectedness of life.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Hopeful and fresh…skillfully and compassionately wrought.”
School Library Journal

“An arresting, accomplished novel.”

“Amazing Grace from E.R. Frank.”
New York Times Book Review

“A wrenching tour de force.”
Kirkus Review, starred review

“Well crafted and moving.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A piercing, unforgettable novel.”
Booklist, starred review

“Frank tells a riveting story…this gripping, unsettling novel is filled with fully realized characters.”
Booklist, starred review

Horn Book

“A gripping read.”

“Convincingly Genuine.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“Compulsively Readable.”
School Library Journal

“Frank creates credible, all too human characters figuring out life as they go.”
Publishers Weekly

“Rich and compelling…exceptional.”

“A highly worthwhile read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“…it’s the strong, deeply felt connection created between protagonist and
audience that makes this such a moving novel.”
—Horn book

“America is worth finding and getting to know.”
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

“…choral piece of writing that sings.”
School Library Journal

“Frank tells a riveting story.”

“After you get to know these characters, you won’t want to stop reading!”

“…a provocative deadly accurate portrayal.”

“…breaks new ground.”

“An astounding first effort.”

“I don’t know which is better, the story or the storyteller. Either way the reader wins.”
—Chris Crutcher

“Bold, perceptive.”

“A work of sublime humanity.”
Kirkus Reviews