PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction Finalist 2013

 Colm Tóibín, Vaddey Ratner, Patrick Hemingway, Jennifer duBois and Kevin Powers at the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony, John F. Kennedy Library

Colm Tóibín, Vaddey Ratner, Patrick Hemingway, Jennifer duBois and Kevin Powers at the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony, John F. Kennedy Library

Gracefully rendered. . . rich with history, language and emotion. A novel that will surely be read and valued by future generations.
— PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist Citation