This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, THE NIGHT CHILD is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds.
17. October 2017, quoteGarth Stein, author
A powerful, beautifully written, transformative novel. 'Must-read' is not a phrase I use often; I am using it now: you must read this book!
17. October 2017, quoteDorothy Allison, author
What I had not expected was the surprise of being so completely in character with someone experiencing the kind of disassociation Quinn portrays. I don't think I have ever read such a strong rendition from the inside of such a dilemma, and more complexly,
17. October 2017, quoteLidia Yuknavitch, author
I loved this book so much.I entered Quinn's book and lost myself and exited her book changed. She is hanging with the big dogs with this work.like Jodi Picoult and Ann Patchett. For me this book is about destruction and creation. It revolves around the ea
17. October 2017, quotePam Houston, author
Packed with riveting detail and radical emotional honesty, motored by a powerful (what I think of as a 'life depends upon it') authorial voice, this book does at least fifteen things novels are not supposed to be able to do. I won't name them, but I will
17. October 2017, quoteAdrianne Harun, author
A flat-out page-turner that will have readers riveted as Quinn seamlessly, breathlessly, explores the result of an identity irrevocably fractured in childhood and one woman's struggle to ease the girl she once was, protect her own young daughter, and recl
17. October 2017, quoteRikki Ducornet, author
Stay with this book, this author. She will tell you the galvanizing story of how the world ends and how it begins again: child by child.
17. October 2017, quoteSusan Wiggs, author
Anna Quinn writes with bright and assured authority, making this a remarkable debut novel you won't soon forget. Her haunting story, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with both terror and hope.
17. October 2017, quoteRene Denfeld, author
A wondrous journey into the heart of survival, and our power to save our own lives. Anna Quinn plumbs the mysteries of dissociation with lyrical courage, examining the tender line between our past and present. This is a remarkable book.
17. October 2017, quoteBill Ransom, author
Quinn presents breakthrough emotional trauma, PTSD, and dissociation with frighteningly beautiful accuracy. Her people demonstrate the frustration and shame that often accompany psychological issues arising from severe abuse. They also demonstrate pathway
17. October 2017, quoteErica Bauermeister, author
The Night Childis beautiful, empowering -- it shows us that on the other side of harrowing there is healing. Anna Quinn writes for those who have been silenced and gives them a voice in Nora.
17. October 2017, quoteSue William Silverman, author
Quinn's debut novel is stunning in its profound emotional authenticity and the luminosity of the prose.Nora's quest for truth is, ultimately, transformative.
17. October 2017, quoteSonya Lea, author
Anna Quinn has created a story that reads like a thriller, one with the beating heart of a vulnerable child, and with the urgency of a woman unlocking her own psychic drama.The Night Childasks a vivid question about who gets a voice, and offers up the pow
17. October 2017, reviewForeword Reviews
Writing is sparse and eloquent, slipping in and out of Nora's fractured mind in a way that is fascinating and enthralling... though it is emotionally challenging to read, THE NIGHT CHILD'S gentle dealings with heavy subjects highlight the fragility of the
17. October 2017, reviewLibrary Journal
Haunting psychological suspense for readers who enjoy a generous dose of creepiness without being completely scared out of their wits. Fans of John Searles will be pleased.
12. December 2017, quoteWriter’s Digest
Writer's Digest has asked Anna Quinn to be one of their February 2018 issue "Breaking In" authors. This feature will include an interview with Anna. Writer's Digest's circulation is around 135,000.