Review of “Haven’s Wake” by Ladette Randolph.

havenswakeMy review of Ploughshares Editor Ladette Randolph’s new novel, Haven’s Wake, is now live online at the Lincoln Journal-Star.

A snippet of the synopsis, from the publisher:

When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime’s worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel’s funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth.