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available March 4, 2013

"The Obituary Writer is an engrossing book, drawing you in from page one.... You don't so much read about [the] characters as you inhabit them....Creating such empathy on the part of a reader isn't easy: Ann Hood just makes it look that way."
--Elizabeth Berg, author of Talk Before Sleep

"In this poignant and incisive novel, Ann Hood brings history back to life in the most intimate way..."
--Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers

"It is a rare novelist who can summon the creative nerve to plumb the depths of grief, but that's just what Ann Hood does here with such compassion and grace."
--Andre Dubus III, author of Townie and The House of Sand and Fog

"Hood's language is fine and supple, the settings are lusciously rendered, the melancholy air is seductive... and her intricate inquiry into grief, guilt and love is haunting."

"Hood's fluent storytelling and empathy will ensure popularity."