Wonderfully written, with strong, compelling characters, it is a deeply satisfying combination of sweeping historical saga and modern family drama, a gentle reminder of the ever-reaching influence of family, both near and far - Booklist This extraordinary novel reminds us how motherhood can make us feel as though we are coming undone while also being remade. Majella and Ginny navigate motherhood with a fierce love that propels the story forward with intense strength. Brilliant, vulnerable and intense, The Crooked Branch pierced my heart and paused my breath
Jeanine Cummins is the author of three novels, AMERICAN DIRT, THE OUTSIDE BOY and THE CROOKED BRANCH, and a true crime book, A RIP IN HEAVEN. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.