Author of the well-received debut book of stories, Single, Carefree, Mellow, Katherine Heiny is here tonight with what should be a well-received debut novel, Standard Deviation (Knopf). Marriage here is part of the equation - and deviation.
“In her debut novel, the author of the charming short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow matures into new (equally beguiling) terrain, exploring marriage, fidelity, friendship, and parenting… Wonderful… Reading as delicious as the meals Graham is forever called into service to cook… To spend 300-plus pages with Heiny’s wry voice and colorful cast of characters is to love them, truly. An amusingly engaging take on long-term marriage with a lovably loopy character at its center.” —Kirkus Reviews.
“Audra Daltry is a singular creation—a character so funny, so appealing, so sure that she can change the world for her family that she will jump right off the page and take up permanent residence in your heart. Standard Deviation is a marvel.” —Kate Atkinson.