ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Book Reviews
ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

Ryan McIlvain’s ELDERS received glowing reviews in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, the Daily Beast, Publishers Weekly, and the Boston Globe, which said, “McIlvain’s first novel glows with the love and anger of a former believer…Finely paced, keenly observed, and ruefully honest.” The New York Times said, “Mr. McIlvain zeros in on the inner struggle, exploring the appeal of faith and the sorrow that comes with losing it.”

The Los Angeles Times said that the debut novel “might serve as a fascinating and lively fictional corrective – a portrait of what it can mean to be a Mormon missionary.” The Daily Beast called it “excellent,” and Los Angeles Magazine included the “insightful” book on its monthly Reading List. Publishers Weekly called it a “subtly told debut novel with a tight cast of rounded characters.” Hogarth published the book March 5, 2013.

Follow the links to read more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/books/books-by-nancy-kricorian-benjami…
http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-ryan-mcilvain-…
http://www.lamag.com/laculture/books/2013/03/01/the-reading-list-march-13
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/14/the-book-of-mormon-a-no…
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2013/03/16/sweet-honey-sticks-and-stones…