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Jean Thompson's new novel is The Humanity Project from Blue Rider Press. Her previous novel, The Year We Left Home (Simon & Schuster) was hailed as "unforgettable," "masterful," and "nothing short of brilliant."

Thompson is the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Do Not Deny Me, Throw Like a Girl, and Who Do You Love (a National Book Award finalist), as well as two recent novels, City Boy and Wide Blue Yonder.

"One of the best contemporary short-story writers in peak form."

-- Kirkus Review

"If there are 'Jean Thompson characters,' they're us, and never have we been so articulate and worthy of compassion. These stories confirm that no one is beneath her interest, or beyond her sure and seemingly limitless reach."
-- David Sedaris

"Her stories linger and seep into your dreams."
-- Bernard Cooper, author of
The Bill from My Father


a new novel

from Blue Rider Press

Listen to Jean's interview with Jacki Lyden about The Humanity Project on All Things Considered.

Hear Jean Thompson read from her collection
Throw Like a Girl

Can't get the audio player to work? Download the .mp3 file here.