Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Excerpt from In My Sister’s Country

IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY, the refrigerator is filled with half-empty jars of chocolate fudge and questionable eggs; the bathtub overflows because she falls asleep while the water rises to her nostrils; bottles of dark liquor move from cabinet to cabinet around... more »

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Small Acts of Sex and Electricity

Praise Reminiscent of sections of Ann Patchett’s ‘Bel Canto’ or even Rebecca West’s ‘The Return of the Soldier’—here we have the same blissful menage, based on impossible circumstances that carry the seeds of their own destruction. —The San Francisco Chronicle Through vivid,... more »

Friday, August 1st, 2003

In My Sister’s Country

Praise An authoritative fictional debut. —The Boston Globe Beautifully compressed, sensually charged…A wonderful novel. —Steve Almond, NPR Mary Karr meets Dave Eggers…Haines puts you into the skin of the narrator—which makes it easy to relate to, regardless of your own experience. —Rocky Mountain News Haines is... more »