Over the moon to be able to share these lovely words for ISLE from the one and only Ann Patchett. I hugely admire Ann’s work (BEL CANTO! TRUTH & BEAUTY!) and also her extraordinary contribution to the literary community. My mom lives in Nashville and not one visit passes without a book-buying pilgrimage to Parnassus. It’s a haven.
“In THE ISLE OF YOUTH, a group of young women narrators seek to understand the people in their lives as a means of understanding themselves. Magically, Laura van den Berg turns a group of lost souls into a beautiful and compelling read.” – Ann Patchett