ONLY KATY SIMPSON SMITH COULD HAVE WRITTEN A NOVEL OF SUCH ELEGANCE, EMOTIONAL POWER, AND GRACE. THE EVERLASTING, A QUADRUPLE LOVE STORY SPANNING TWO MILLENNIA, IS NO LESS THAN THE STORY OF LOVE ITSELF - ITS FRUSTRATIONS AND THRILLS, ITS BLUNDERS AND TRANSCENDENT GLORIES. MERAVIGLIOSO.

- NATHANIEL RICH

BOOKS

FREE MEN

“FREE MEN will have you gasping for breath”
–Hannah Pittard

“The most sophisticated historical novelist of her generation”
–Joseph J. Ellis

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THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA

“A rare glimpse of grace in a fictional world”
–Anita Shreve

“An heir apparent to Michael Ondaatje and Marilynne Robinson”
–Paul Yoon

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WE HAVE RAISED ALL OF YOU

“An essential contribution to the field”
- Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

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ABOUT

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Katy Simpson Smith was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She received a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. Her writing has also appeared in The Oxford American, Granta, Literary Hub, Garden & Gun, Catapult, and Lenny. She lives in New Orleans, and currently serves as the Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.