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

Top ten finalist in the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel competition


…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…” –L.C. Fiore, author of Green Gospel






“…sweeping storytelling and poetic language… 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