Praise for Dear Lucy


“Dear Lucy is about keeping promises against huge odds. This gorgeous novel does exactly that: the opening pages promise transcendent writing, remarkable characters, and a slowly unfolding mystery. But what happened and why is only part of what keeps you reading . . . Both whimsical and profound, Dear Lucy wins your heart on the very first page and delivers it back, fuller and slightly cracked, on the last.”

—Charlotte Rogan New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeboat

“In Dear Lucy, Julie Sarkissian has accomplished what many veteran novelists never achieve: a startlingly original work that is also profound and wise in the vagaries of the heart.”

—Ron Rash New York Times bestselling author of The Cove

“Moving, captivating, and expertly written in a voice unlike any other, Dear Lucy is full of characters who are heartbreakingly human; full of hope, desperation, love and joy. You’ll want to linger over the poetry of each and every sentence, but the foreboding mystery looming on the horizon will keep you turning the pages of this hauntingly beautiful book.”

—Haley Tanner author of Vaclav and Lena

“Hypnotic and mesmerizing, this is gothic noir that is full of heart and pathos, and Lucy’s lyric voice comes barreling off the page. Sarkissian is a brilliant young writer.”

—Gabe Hudson author of Dear Mr. President


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Picks Dear Lucy as a Cult Book for 2013.