“[…]A confidently energetic tale of an 18-year-old orphan who leaves Chicago to eke out a new life for herself in Century, Ore., at the turn of the 20th century.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)



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Little Century wins the Janet Heidinger Kafka prize for Fiction

A humbling pleasure to be awarded a prize previously given to Ursula LeGuin, Ann Patchett, and Toni Morrison, among many accomplished others….

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies : University of Rochester.


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Paperback Paperback Paperback!

The paperback edition of LITTLE CENTURY was released yesterday, and I’m thrilled. Esther Chambers, Ferris Pickett, Marguerite Green and Noggin Koerner, now portable as all-get-out: http://www.powells.com/biblio/7-9781250033369-0. It seems to have been a good choice for book clubs, because we’ve had great talks when I’ve visited or skyped in. Pass along the link!