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A Master Plan for Rescue (Riverhead, 2015)

"A Magical Novel."

          - Christina Baker Kline, #1 NY Times        

                     Bestselling author of 'Orphan Train'

"Unforgettable...balances beautifully on the thin line between wishful thinking and reason, between the imagination and the intellect. The cumulative effect is wondrous. Like magic."

          - San Francisco Chronicle

           An SF Chronicle Best Book of 2015

Mary; Mrs. A Lincoln
(Harcourt, 2007)

"You feel a compulsion to urge others to read it."

          - USA Today

"Complex and compelling...The Mary who is so deftly portrayed on these pages is one who manages to survive despite the best efforts of the world to subdue her."

         - Nashville Scene (Critics Pick)

         An LA Times Book Prize Finalist

         USA Today's Historical Novel of the Year

The Russian Word for Snow
(St. Martins Press, 2001)

"A nail-biting adoption story with a happy ending"

          People Magazine

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