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Critical Praise

"Kallos’ earlier novels, BROKEN FOR YOU(2004) and SING THEM HOME(2009), have been widely praised, and her third deserves all of those kudos and more. This novel, masterfully plotted and written, is a wondrously beautiful story of love and loss, offering hope in the face of the harshest reality."

—Booklist, starred review

“Touchingly humane and impressive in scope…. A voluminous novel exploring words and expression, parenting and letting go.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“For me, it would be plenty if a novel was deeply felt, utterly absorbing and full of wit. But in LANGUAGE ARTS, Stephanie Kallos goes further, throwing in a doozy of a twist that had me going back to page one to understand how she pulled off such dazzling sleight of hand. An all-around delight.” 

—Maria Semple, best-selling author of WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?

“LANGUAGE ARTS was like yoga for my heart --- my sentiments were stretched and strengthened, my imagination challenged and contorted, and when I finished, I felt grateful for this beautifully honest, lyrical journey. I loved this book.” 

—Jamie Ford, bestselling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET