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Critical Praise

"Masterfully written...The book is consistently heartbreaking in its portrayal of what humans are capable of... sprawling [and] engrossing."

San Francisco Chronicle

"Rash is a storyteller of the highest rank and Serena confirms this from the opening sentence to the final page. An epic achievement."

—Jeffrey Lent, bestselling author of In the Fall

"The opening is unforgettable…the last hundred pages are thrilling…should be a breakthrough for this masterful storyteller."

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"[Rash] has outdone himself. The story of this brilliant, ambitious, seductive woman is a searing tragedy of Shakespearean proportions-or, in simpler terms, a damn good book that will keep you awake far too late and, well after you've finished it, haunt your dreams."

—Julia Glass, National Book Award winning author of Three Junes