Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of "Scottsboro, " which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, "The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, "and "Lucy." She lives in New York City.
"Haunting and profoundly moving...At turns brave, frustrating, and fragile, Feldman's characters live and love with breathtaking intensity, and her deft juggling of several zigzagging plots makes the pages flow past with the force of a slow but mighty river."--"Booklist" (starred review)"A lustrous evocation of a stormy period in our past; highly recommended for lovers of World War II fiction."--"Library Journal "(starred review) "Beautifully rendered."--"Publishers Weekly" "Compelling."--Vogue.com "A powerful, haunting, deeply ambitious novel about love and war, impeccably executed, impossible to put down."--Stacy Schiff, author of "Cleopatra: A Life" ""Next to Love" is a remarkable novel driven by the powerful engine of most great literature: the yearning for a self. These three deeply, compassionately evoked women seek their own individual identities as the world and the people they love undergo profound change. But they have each other and they have their capacity to love, and Ellen Feldman brilliantly shows us how those things prevail."--Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" ""Next to Love" is a beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking story about love and war and what comes after. A breakthrough work by a writer who has already established herself as one of our best historical novelists."--Kevin Baker, author of "Dreamland""An honest American experience of the aftermath of World War II rendered in sharp detail and full of pathos, Next to Love tells us what we hate to acknowledge--that personal battles don't end with the armistice. There is the touch of Everywoman here."--Susan Vreeland, author of "Clara and Mr. Tiffany"" "