Praise for my forthcoming novel from Alison Bechdel

SPIDER IN A TREE is a revelation. Susan Stinson has wrought something wondrous in this book about the spiritual tribulations of a community of New England Calvinists. She brings their world to pulsing, sensuous life, entering as intimately into the mind of Jonathan Edwards, the original fire and brimstone preacher, as she does into the mind of Leah, who worked as his slave. Like Edwards, Stinson reads the natural world as well as Scripture, searching for meaning. But instead of the portents of an angry god, what she finds there is something numinous, complicated, and radiantly human.

Alison Bechdel

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Comment by Terre Parker on March 13, 2013 at 11:40am

I just finished "Martha Moody," one of Susan Stinson's earlier novels. It was one of those that you pick up and can't put down. I was dreaming in magical realist Western for days. Thank you Susan for your imagination and sensuous descriptions of the body. I'm looking forward to "Spider in a Tree."

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