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The Fourth Child by Jessica Winter

The Best Books of the Year (Vulture)

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“Like Graham Greene before her, Winter is fascinated by the Catholic draw to suffering — Jane’s as a beleaguered mother, Lauren’s as a misunderstood young woman, and Mirela’s as a nearly feral outsider — and she manages to elegantly and movingly write a novel about faith that doesn’t proselytize or condemn.” –Hillary Kelly, Vulture

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New York Times Book Review: “Winter is a genius… a writer in complete control of her talent”

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Those who’ve read “Break in Case of Emergency,” Winter’s first novel, might wonder if “The Fourth Child” is a departure, but it really isn’t. It’s more a deepening of questions Winter was already asking when that novel came out in 2016. I enjoyed “Break in Case of Emergency,” found the observations sharp, but “The Fourth Child” is a less self-conscious, more ambitious book in every way.

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Elle: Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About

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“Winter uses humor to illuminate the state of modern work, family, and friendship. She does a stellar job at depicting a place we likely know—or have run from, screaming.” –Elle

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