Washing The Dead
- JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL “Spring 2015 Jewish Book Preview” featured title!
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- “Intimate, big-hearted, compassionate and clear-eyed, in this novel Brafman turns secrets into truths and the truth into the heart of fiction.”
- — AMY BLOOM, author of Lucky Us and Away
- “Like a Jewish Anne Lamott, Michelle Brafman reels you in with warmth, depth and heart. Brafman has written a charming and original spiritual page-turner about love, forgiveness, and family life.”
- — SUSAN COLL, author of The Stager and Acceptance
- “Sensual and spiritual, shot with betrayals . . a riveting glimpse into Orthodox Jewish life and breathtaking insight into what it means to forgive.”
— DYLAN LANDIS, author of Normal People Don’t Live Like This and Rainey Royal
- “Brafman offers a fresh, vital narrative about guilt, love, loss, and the necessity of wrestling with the dark angel of a painful family legacy until it blesses you.”— MARGARET MEYERS, author of Swimming in the Congo and Dislocation.
- “How do we begin to forgive those who injured us? Start by reading Michelle Brafman’s unflinching and inspiring novel.”
— MARY KAY ZURAVLEFF, author of Man Alive! and The Frequency of Souls.
- “Michelle Brafman has done us all a true mitzvah by writing this beautiful book.”
— ROBERT BAUSCH, author of A Hole in the Earth and Far as the Eye Can See.
Michelle Brafman is the author of We Named Them All: Stories. Her fiction has earned numerous awards including a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and her essays have appeared in Tablet, Slate, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins MA in Writing program.