A Stone for Bread nominated for North Carolina’s prestigious 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award!

A Stone for Bread
named a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016.


Starred Kirkus review: “A man long accused of fabricating a book of Holocaust poems reveals deeper and more complicated secrets in this absorbing novel.”

–“beautifully written.” Five-star review by Goodreads reader “Pat” See full review at Goodreads.

–a “remarkable new novel…” Linda C. Brinson, Greensboro News & Record See full review at News & Record.

–“epic literary mystery….” –L.C. Fiore, author of Green Gospel





Herin “doesn’t merely portray the era — she writes about Germany and France in the 1940s as if she lived there. A STONE FOR BREAD is a novel that explores the mysteries of the human spirit — our capacity for deep evil and also deep love.” Mary Moore, 5-star Goodreads Review. See full review at Goodreads.

–“…a vivid picture of a man struggling with his past, trying to understand how that past and his desire to do the right thing ruined him.” Deidre Smith. See full review at the Salisbury Post.

“…a narrative as real, as harrowing, as documentary footage… a supremely ambitious book from a thoroughly gifted writer.” –Joseph Bathanti, author of The Life of the World to Come

“…piercing and evocative, imaginative and unsettling, psychologically thrilling…” —Judy Goldman, author of Losing My Sister