Previous Novels:

"Utterly captivating....EASTER ISLAND is one of the best novels of the year." -
Robert Stone, National Book Award winner

"EASTER ISLAND is a double helix of a novel that intertwines two gripping
stories of exploration and betrayal." -Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM

"STRANGERS AT THE FEAST is a big and satisfying book.”— Meg Wolitzer,
author of THE INTERESTINGS

“Gorgeously written and uncompromising in its vision, STRANGERS AT THE
FEAST is more than a great novel. It's an important one.” —Justin Cronin,
author of THE PASSAGE
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The Secret of Raven Point (February 2014)

"Vanderbes's unputdownable third novel... finds contemporary resonance in
classic themes of humanity and loyalty tested by extremes....strikingly vivid,
tackling war’s moral ambiguities from the open-eyed perspective of a young
American woman on the cusp of adulthood... her most indelible character to
date." -
VOGUE

"A touching tale of a sister’s love for her brother, but the underlying themes
are much deeper.  Readers will fall in love with the delightful Juliet, who is a
smart and courageous heroine....the only disappointing thing about this book
is that it has to end." -
Library Journal, starred review

“Part mystery, part coming-of-age tale, part World War II novel, Vanderbes’
s…moving latest…is an empathetic, oblique take on the layers of damage
done during war…Unusual and affecting." -
Kirkus Reviews

"A meditation on the power of steadfast love in all its forms - romantic,
fraternal, platonic, even divine - to restore wholeness out of chaos, and light
out of unspeakable darkness. Jennifer Vanderbes gives us characters we
care about and a story we believe in an engrossing novel that brings home
the particularity of war... A great read." - M.L. Stedman, author of THE LIGHT
BETWEEN OCEANS

"A subtle evocation of war and loss, which Jennifer Vanderbes—with
extraordinary cleverness and restraint—explores slantwise, the story
coming visible through its glimmering contours, like an embossing on fine
paper or an impression in snow." -Lauren Groff, author of ARCADIA
JENNIFER VANDERBES
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