WZBestPeoplecovHappy Book Birthday to Zoe Whittall, whose novel THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE publishes with House of Anansi Press today! We’ve already seen some phenomenal press and are very proud to share the round-up below.





THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE featured in Quill & Quire : www.quillandquire.com/authors/profile-zoe-whittalls-timely-new-novel-shows-her-to-be-a-writer-who-defies-easy-categorization/

Among The Globe and Mail‘s 20 most anticipated books of 2016: www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/the-most-anticipated-canadian-books-of-the-second-half-of-2016/article30726273/

Featured in the CBC Books Fall 2016 Preview: www.cbc.ca/books/fallbooks2016/index.html

One of 5 books that CBC Books was excited to read in August!: www.cbc.ca/books/2016/08/5-books-we-cant-wait-to-read-in-august.html

Check out an excerpt of THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE from The Globe and Mail!:  www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/summer-reading-a-preview-of-zoe-whittalls-new-novel-the-best-kind-of-people/article31386782/

Rave Reviews and Praise

“Zoe Whittall is one of our sharpest observers of modern life, and it’s been seven years since her last novel – far too long. In The Best Kind of People, a Connecticut family is rocked to its core when sexual-assault accusations are levelled against the father, George, a popular teacher at the local private school. Whittall’s third novel interrogates the idea of family, and whether we must always stand by the people we love.” – The Globe and Mail

“Heartbreaking and complex, The Best Kind of People offers no easy answers. This is a masterly exploration of the damage an entire community incurs when the secret at the heart of its most perfect family detonates.” – Lynn Coady, author of The Antagonist

“With incredibly rare nuance, sensitivity, and insight, Zoe Whittall takes us deep into our contemporary conversation around sexual violence and shines a vital spotlight on the individuals and communities that live in its long shadow. Whittall’s undisputed talent as a writer shines, as does her understanding into the complexity of our sympathies, our morality, and our humanity. With The Best Kind of People, Whittall has created an urgent and timely document, one that asks us to reflect on how we can best serve survivors of abuse and best support all of those who exist in its aftermath. With incredible empathy, and undeniable skill, this book is sure to spark much needed dialogue, vital debate, and richly deserved acclaim.” – Stacey May Fowles, author of Infidelity

“The Best Kind of People examines the effects of rape culture on an entire community with rare nuance and insight. Every character is fully rounded, flawed, and achingly human. It puts me in mind of a twenty-first-century Ordinary People — which, for the record, is one of my favourite novels.” – Kate Harding, author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture — and What We Can Do About It

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