Turner-Yamamoto’s bittersweet fantastical debut involves the parallel stories of two grieving women… As Aurilla says near the end, ‘Loving the dead and gone was the sweetest love of all.’ Reading this story is almost as delectable.

Publishers Weekly

There’s more than one aching heart in this excellent story exploring the generational effects of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption.”

—Southern Literary Review

Loving the Dead and Gone is a moving, insightful novel about growing through tragedy..”

—Foreword Reviews

The tale of tragedy, love, and loss is truly one for the ages.”


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