“Crossing Purgatory is a beautiful, lyrical experience.”

William Haywood Henderson,
author of Augusta Locke.

“Winner, Colorado Book Award. Honorable Mention, PEN/Hemingway Award for distinguished first works of fiction.

“Schanbacher’s unflinching prose is also lyrical. With the accuracy of a laser, it lays bare the deepest emotions of the human heart.”

—Rocky Mountain News