ONE SWEET QUARREL by Deirdre McNamer
A work of extraordinary beauty. . . . [McNamer’s] understanding of human nature and her ability to convey it to readers makes her one of the more remarkable writers of our times. —Milwaukee Journal
This evocative tale, at once both broadly historical and deeply personal, undermines pioneer myths just as deftly as it examines the shattering of these pioneers’ dreams.
—San Francisco Review of Books
Marvelous prose. . . . Ms. McNamer’s book is full of it, and full too of an unwavering commitment to, and wonder at, humanity. Add to those its grand story, its fine sense of irony and humor, its emotional accuracy, and One Sweet Quarrel becomes one sweet—and unforgettable—novel. —New York Times Book Review
McNamer establishes herself as a first-rate writer—funny, rueful, poignant. —Arizona Daily Star