RED CLOCKS is on Entertainment Weekly's "11 Best First Lines of This Fall's New Books" list.

Amy Jo Burns calls RED CLOCKS "a reckoning, a warning, and nothing short of a miracle" in "Must Reads for Fall" at Ploughshares.

Samantha Irby (WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE) recommends RED CLOCKS in a Ravishly interview.

October 2017


September 2017

RED CLOCKS is one of the prizes in a feminist book sweepstakes organized by Little, Brown and Running Press.

I'll be moderating a Wordstock panel on obsession, ambition, and being lost, with novelists Jessie Chaffee (FLORENCE IN ECSTASY), Gabe Habash (STEPHEN FLORIDA), and Meg Howrey (THE WANDERERS), November 11, 2017, Portland, OR, time/venue TBA.

I'll be teaching a three-day intensive workshop on the novel at the Tin House Winter Workshop, held at the literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel on the Oregon coast, March 2-5, 2018.

I'll be a visiting writer at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 17-24, 2018.


August 2017

RED CLOCKS is on Pop Sugar's "25 Must-Read Books" list (Fall 2017).

I'm lucky to have blurbs on RED CLOCKS from Emily Fridlund, Kelly Link, Maggie Nelson, Alissa Nutting, Christine Schutt, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Grateful to these spectacular writers for their generosity.


June 2017

RED CLOCKS is on Publishers Weekly's "Top 10 Literary Fiction" list (Fall 2017).

RED CLOCKS at Book Expo 2017: "Among the books at the show being compared to THE HANDMAID'S TALE (and there were a few), one stood out: Leni Zumas’s RED CLOCKS. Lee Boudreaux, who is publishing the debut [sic] novel through her eponymous imprint at Little, Brown, in January, said the book, set in an America where abortion is illegal, is about what it means to be a mother."   —Publishers Weekly