... from the award winning author of Absolution comes a tale of human evil, corruptibility and weakness, resilience and courage ...

–“beautifully written. A poetic novel that pays tribute to the loss of life in the death camps all through Europe and the evil that was loosed on the world then and forever.” Goodreads reader “Pat”

–a “remarkable new novel… Herin’s book is a compelling story that’s hard to put down… By book’s end, Herin has led the reader to consider many questions, among them the essential role of literature and art, the elusive nature of truth, the complexity of the human spirit and the importance of individual responsibility.” Linda C. Brinson, Greensboro News & Record To see the full review, go to News & Record.

–“epic literary mystery… Although the backgrounds here are sweeping—the stuff of revolution—it is through the quiet moments of everyday life where Miriam Herin makes her most compelling connections, reminding us that art is for the moments when you’ve got nothing left—and art is for all of us. ” –L.C. Fiore, author of Green Gospel






A top-ten finalist in the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Competition

From the Salisbury Post article “Intense journeys make powerful read.” Reviewer Deirdre Smith calls A Stone for Bread “a strong novel….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.” For the complete review go to 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… A Stone For Bread is an irresistible page-turner.” —Judy Goldman, author of Losing My Sister