Judy Goldman

“In this fierce and impressive debut, Miriam Herin asks us to open our eyes wide to the hopes, failure, compassion, and cruelty of life. Absolution ventures deep into the human psyche.  Remarkable in scope, the story takes us from Boston to Vietnam and back, a journey that is unsettling – at times, harrowing – but unquestionably spellbinding the whole way.  I urge you to read this book.” 

Judy Goldman, novelist and author of Losing My Sister: A Memoir