"Readers might turn the pages of Half the Terrible Things as rapidly as they would a thriller, but long after the last page is turned, its warring themes of human depravity and loving devotion will linger. Paul Legler has written a book not only unique but necessary and brave." Larry Watson, author of Montana,1948
"In Half the Terrible Things, Paul Legler achieves a painfully beautiful interweaving of documented and reimagined history with a contemporary story of love, determination, and courage." Mary Clearman Blew, author of Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin and Sweep Out the Ashes.
“It’s not easy to write a book that spans nigh a hundred years and generations of people and be as convincing in one epoch as the next, but that’s exactly what Paul Legler’s managed to do. What’s more, he’s written a story that’s as beautiful as it is barbarous, which is also damn impressive. He’s accomplished all this in assured prose and gorgeous storytelling. What a pleasure to get all this in one tight novel.” Peter Geye, author of Northernmost
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