Shelf Awareness’ verdict: “A wise, contemplative, forgiving memoir”

Shelf Awareness calls We Are All Shipwrecks “a memoir about being adrift and lost on a boat, but also about discovering that we’re all more or less adrift, that yearning is a universal condition.” Read more here…

Thank you!!!!!

And now’s a good time to thank all the generous people who review books, either for a living or as an avocation. They take a lot of time and effort to help readers find the book of their dreams. Thank you from a grateful reader and writer!

Publishers Weekly is captivated:

Publishers Weekly calls We Are All Shipwrecks a “rich and complex memoir of a search for family” and says that “Carlisle captivates the reader in this tender, warts-and-all narrative.” Read more…

Kirkus reviews We Are All Shipwrecks:

In its July 1st issue, Kirkus Reviews renders the following verdict: “A turbulent childhood is accurately rendered in this gritty, raw memoir of Carlisle’s family and her search for the truth about her mother’s death.” Read more here.

A review of Shipwrecks appears in Bookstalker:

I’m so grateful to the lovely people at Bookstalkerblog for this thoughtful and beautifully written review.

Library Journal Loves Shipwrecks!

In a starred review, Library Journal calls We Are All Shipwrecks “moving and complex…an exquisitely written tale of perseverance and unconditional love.” Thank you, Library Journal and Kaitlin Malixi! Read more here.

Fourth Genre Does Too!

In a kind and generous review in the literary journal Fourth Genre, Ned Stuckey-French calls We Are All Shipwrecks a “stunning piece of work.” We wish we could link to it, but you have to subscribe to Fourth Genre to see it (which you should do anyway, if you love well-crafted literary nonfiction).

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