A New York Times Notable Book
_25E2_2580_259CNuanced and smart . . . Serber knows that neglect or disconnect doesn_25E2_2580_2599t0432B23476
— The New York Times Book ReviewMothers and daughters ride a familial tide of joy, pride, regret, guilt, and love in these acclaimed stories of flawed, resilient women. Wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons in a battle between a teenage daughter and her mother. An aimless college student, married to her much older professor, sneaks cigarettes while caring for their newborn son. On the eve of her husband’s fiftieth birthday, a pilfered fifth of rum, rogue teenagers, and an unexpected tattoo has a woman questioning her place in her children’s lives. And we follow through two decades the family created when capricious, magnetic Ruby, an ambitious college student, becomes a single mother to cautious daughter Nora in 1970s California. Shout Her Lovely Name is a “funny, bittersweet” (Vanity Fair) book that announces the arrival of a stunning new writer.
_25E2_2580_259CPowerful and disquieting . . . Serber writes with exquisite patience and sensitivity,014A98B423
— The Wall Street Journal
“Always, Serbers writing sparkles: practical, strong, brazenly modern, marbled with superb descriptions . . . Take my word:Shout Her Lovely Name will reach inside readers and squeeze. On second thought, dont take my word. Read these lovely stories._25E2_2580_259D
— San Francisco Chronicle