Andrea Barrett

A quietly charming, seductive first novel… The dynamics of the modern broken home… are limned here with rare sensitivity and insight.”

Publishers Weekly

Lucid Stars

What begins as a classic boy-meets-girl tale in 1955 becomes something far different when marriage and two children do not bring a family closer together. Lucid Stars is the moving story of how one family learns to survive by becoming a planetary system that just happens to be missing its sun.

A bright, absorbing first novel… [Barrett’s] prose style is extraordinarily confident.”

Kirkus (starred review)

Subtle and beautifully crafted… Barrett’s prose is clear and lyrical.”

The Washington Post

A moving exploration of the nature of family… An impressive debut.”