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FINAL BOOK COPY
In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life. Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company, that is, until she spots a woman who’s moved into the long-empty house across the pond. Jennifer Young is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son Milo have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her. In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion in her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. But Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own.

PRAISE

The New Neighbor

"One of the protagonists of Leah Stewart's new novel, The New Neighbor, reads mystery novels, and only mystery novels, but she is a snob about them: she only wants to read the best. Well, she would love, love, love The New Neighbor, which is as tense and as tough-minded and as ingeniously structured as our best mystery novels, and our best literary novels, too. A major new book by one of our most psychologically astute writers." (Brock Clarke, author of The Happiest People in the World)

“Stewart's prose is remarkable for its well-shaped sentences and nonshowy but sharp observations. Quietly incisive.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“In simple, elegant language, Leah Stewart draws us to a little pond hidden away in the mountains of Tennessee…Stewart never relaxes her tight focus on these complex characters.”
— New York Times Book Review

“A gripping meditation on the nature of truth, love and identity.”
— Cincinnati CityBeat

“Stewart deftly writes about the nuances of friendship and motherhood, as well as the past’s unpleasant ability to take over the present.
— BookPage

“Responsibility and atonement lie at the heart of Stewart’s intricately meditative novel, which shows just how deeply a person must dig in order to uncover the truth about one’s self and those one loves. Keenly engrossing and multilayered.”
— Booklist

“Stewart's prose is remarkable for its well-shaped sentences and nonshowy but sharp observations. Quietly incisive.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A promising exploration of the secrets we all carry and our refusal to forgive ourselves.”
—Publishers Weekly

“As tense and as tough-minded and as ingeniously structured as our best mystery novels, and our best literary novels, too. A major new book by one of our most psychologically astute writers.
Brock Clarke, author of The Happiest People in the World


The History of Us

“A sprawling novel with some of the off-kilter charm of Anne Tyler’s work, The History of Us glows with affection for its wounded, familiar characters.” (Boston Globe)

“Touching drama . . . Faced with urgent choices, Eloise and the grown kids react with varying degrees of wisdom and pigheadedness, but as Stewart tenderly demonstrates, they remain – for better or worse – a family.” (People)

“Stewart’s novel reminds us how family ties trump all else.” (Parenting Magazine)
"Charming. . . Stewart weaves a smart, redemptive tale of maturation." (Star Tribune)
“Domestic fiction fans favoring strong, intelligent characters will be intrigued by Stewart’s introspective examination of a family.” (Library Journal)

“Stewart is a wonderful observer of family relationships, and she adroitly weaves the stories of Eloise and the children she’s raised—their work, their loves, their disappointments and dreams—while focusing on what ties families together, and what ultimately keeps those ties from breaking.” (BookPage)

"With a playwright’s precise, sometimes excoriating dialogue and an insightful novelist’s judicious use of interior monologue, Stewart crafts a tearful yet unsentimental family coming-of-age story." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“A poignant exploration of the meaning of family…the life they’ve lived was as much a gift as the life they lost.” (Booklist)

“Stewart’s novel is an intimate exploration of a family in crisis and the different ways in which people cope with grief.” (Publishers Weekly)

"The History of Us stays the course and shows how a family negotiates through a particular crisis. Leah Stewart seems to love her characters even when they are not especially lovable, and gives them space and time enough to grow and change." (BookReporter.com)

“Stewart portrays the yearning and conflict of very recognizable people. . . . [She] makes the reader care about these good people — and applaud as each finally dares to break out of familial inertia, to act instead of yearn. . . . Like her mentors Eliot and Austen, Stewart explores the delicate dilemmas of family life: balancing loyalty and self-interest, giving and receiving joy and sorrow, achieving togetherness and separateness.” (Washington Independent)

“Leah Stewart possesses magic. It is awe-inspiring to see how clearly and sensitively she presents the numerous ways her characters are broken and then finds a way to offer some hope of healing. With the family at the heart of The History of Us, Stewart shows that she is unafraid of difficult characters and that she is equally unafraid of making sure they matter to us.” (Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang)
"Tender and compelling, The History of Us explores how we define our family and who, ultimately, we are both with and without them. These characters and their stories stuck with me long after the final page, and Leah Stewart proves once again that she is a master of understanding the complexity of human nature." (Allison Winn Scotch, author of The Song Remains the Same and Time of My Life)

"Leah Stewart plunges deep into questions of home and heart. The History of Us is a lovely novel. Just lovely.” (Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle)

"This narrative voice is so alive. . . . I cherish this wry, funny, aching, intelligent character and this book!” (Marisa de los Santos, author of Falling Together)

“A genuine and heartwarming story about the complicated thing we call family, and what it means to be home. I laughed. I cried. And I was very sorry to turn the last page.” (Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters)

"A deeply human book: funny, tender, smart, self-aware." (Elin Hilderbrand, author of Silver Girl)

The Myth of You and Me

“Leah Stewart captures, as few other writers do, the passions and pains and pleasures of friendship. Anyone who has ever lost or found a friend will respond to this beautifully written and suspenseful novel.” (Margot Livesey, author of Banishing Verona)

“The Myth of You and Me deftly exposes the passionate and particular bonds of female friendship, from adolescence to adulthood. Poignant, fierce, and compelling, this is a story all women will recognize, and one all too rarely told.” (Claire Messud, author of Hunters and The Last Life)

“Full of genuine feeling–and gripping, too–this book about a friendship between two women announces that Leah Stewart is a marvelous writer.” (Ann Packer, author of The Dive from Clausen’s Pier)

“Wrapped up with a zinger of a twist, the suspenseful tale moves rapidly and finishes on a satisfying note. In other words, it’s got lots of imagination, plenty of excitement, and a pinch of truth.” (DailyCandy.com)

“A smart, exceedingly well-written story about the mysteries at the heart of even the most intimate friendships between women. You’ll be reading into the wee hours.” (People)

“Stewart peers into the complicated heart of friendship in a moving second novel . . . The book is heartfelt and its characters believable jigsaw puzzles of insecurities, talents, and secrets."   Publishers Weekly


“Stewart uses an honest and effective narrative style . . . The Myth of You and Me is a bold and compassionate novel. Her utterly believable portrayal of friendship unflinchingly illustrates the harsh ugliness of betrayal and love's power to transform and define us.”  The Journal-Standard

“Stewart's writing is sharp and observant, making this tale of the complexities of friendship affecting and genuine.”  Booklist (starred review)


“Incandescently beautiful passages about the challenges awaiting young women as they come of age . . . The story, filled with secrets and treasures, is a well-executed, compelling look at attraction, love, and trust.”  Library Journal 

 

Story

Let's not bother with the stories, except that I have a more recent one from an online journal we can link to:
http://www.fivechapters.com/2010/castaways/

Where do you think interviews and other links should go? I don't know that it's worthwhile to try to separate them by book, the way they are now.