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Feast Your Eyes

Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg

Feast Your Eyes

“Reading Myla Goldberg’s Feast Your Eyes reminded me of other unlikely adventure stories, like Hillary’s summit of the Himalayas, or Shackleton’s return from Antarctica. Only here the human constraints are still more challenging: making art as a single mother in a twentieth century dominated, and distorted, by men. This is an unflinching, deeply moving portrait of the artist, and a bravura performance in and of itself. I loved this book.”

— Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

The False Friend

The False Friend by Myla Goldberg

The False Friend

“Not since Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye have we seen such a precise and haunting portrayal of girl bullying. With uncanny pitch and tenderness, Goldberg captures both the passion of female friendship and its most savage rite of passage. Both girls and adults will find solace in this gem of a novel.”

Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

The False Friend is a riveting read, both compelling and richly satisfying.”

— Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

Listen to Myla’s interview with Diane Rehm.

Author, activist and New York Times columnist, Jenny Boylan, interviews Myla about The False Friend.

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Wickett’s Remedy

Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg

Wickett’s Remedy

“Her second novel is of a piece with [Bee Season] in its invention and stylistic skill. . . . A warmhearted, unusual and intelligent consideration of a world about which few people know.”

—  San Francisco Chronicle   

“Remarkable. . . . A historically credible account of the period just after America entered the First World War, when ‘the Spanish Lady’ laid waste to Boston and much of the rest of the country.”

—   Salon

Listen to the All Things Considered interview with Michele Norris.

Listen to the Bookworm interview with Michael Silverblatt. 

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Catching the Moon

Catching the Moon

“This is one of my top five favorites for children. The words are poetry, and the story is filled along the way with implied lessons. Beautifully, beautifully written.”

Jeanne B

“I read [this book] to my daughter every night for bed. She loves the man in the moon. So I used that to help her deal with my deployment. I told her that any time she wanted to talk to Mommy, she could tell the man in the moon what she wanted to say, and he would tell me…Now, while I’m gone, I look up to the moon each night that he’s in the sky and smile, talking to my little girl before I go to bed.”

Deployed Mommy

Time’s Magpie

Time's Magpie by Myla Goldberg

Time’s Magpie

“It’s nice to travel with a novelist: Goldberg’s language is lush and evocative without sinking into dense or mannered descriptions….Her forays…make even those who have spent time in [Prague] pine for a return ticket.”

Pamela Paul,The New York Times Book Review

Bee Season

Bee Season - a novel by Myla Goldberg

Bee Season

Over 500,000 copies sold
Adapted to film and widely translated

“A gripping portrait of a family…Goldberg is a terrifically smart, acutely talented writer.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“A sad, lovely and generous novel.”

— The Washington Post Book World

“A letter-perfect debut.”

— The Wall Street Journal

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