A poignant and magical tale -- Keith Donohue A deeply moving and elegiac look at a vanishing culture. Told in Christy's vernacular but often poetic first-person voice,THE OUTSIDE BOY is gorgeously written and an implicit celebration of Irish storytelling * Booklist * Some of the greatness of Angela's Ashes dampens these pages, maybe as much as is possible for an author for whom this is fiction, not memoir. Beautifully crafted scenes and characters keep the pages turning * Historical Novel Society *
Jeanine Cummins is the author of the novels AMERICAN DIRT, THE OUTSIDE BOY and THE CROOKED BRANCH, and a true crime work, A RIP IN HEAVEN. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.