Washing The Dead
- GOOD NEWS!
- JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL “Spring 2015 Jewish Book Preview” featured title!
- NewPages Spring 2015 editor’s pick!
- Washingtonian Magazine April 2015 pick!
- NEW BLURBS!
- “A heartfelt story of loss, hope, and reconciliation. She captures the complex essence of the mother-daughter relationship with honesty and sincerity.”
- “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
- “Heartfelt and genuine, Michelle Brafman’s Washing the Dead never betrays the complicated truths of family and tradition.”
- — DAVID BEZMOZGIS, author of The Betrayers
- “From roots in one religious tradition, comes a tale of emotional redemption for all of us. Brafman’s astonishing compassion for all human frailty infuses this story about the need for truth and the promise of forgiveness.”
- — HELEN SIMONSON, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
- “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
- “Washing the Dead made me ache. . . Barbara Blumfield’s longing is palpable on every page. . . What a spectacular debut!”
- — T. GREENWOOD, author of Bodies of Water
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.