Certain

A Novel
By Katie Crouch (Hardcover Book, 2014)
James had always called them "the unit"--he and his wife Vanessa, and Louisa and Alex--four good friends who traveled the world together from Kenya to India, from Nicaragua to Nantucket. But a year ago, James suddenly passed away, and Vanessa has become lost in her grief. So when she announces that she is adopting a child, Louisa and Alex are supportive. When she adds that she is going through a Cambodian agency--and that she'll have to live in Siam Reap for six months in order to qualify, they are nervous.

With Alex's encouragement, Louisa agrees that they should tag along to help Vanessa, and reform what remains of their old unit. Once in Cambodia, Vanessa and Alex thrive on the wealth of life, energy, and art in their new surroundings. Louisa is less certain--Siam Reap, with its overabundant sights and smells, is overwhelming. It is Sovann, a man at the orphanage with a mysterious past, who finally cuts through her defenses.

Just as she did with her celebrated novels Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, Katie Crouch has brought us another captivating cast of characters. Certain is a funny and moving novel about best friends who still have a lot to learn about each other--and themselves.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $23.99 US/$26.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316124003

    • On Sale Date: 04/02/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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James had always called them "the unit"--he and his wife Vanessa, and Louisa and Alex--four good friends who traveled the world together from Kenya to India, from Nicaragua to Nantucket. But a year ago, James suddenly passed away, and Vanessa has become lost in her grief. So when she announces that she is adopting a child, Louisa and Alex are supportive. When she adds that she is going through a Cambodian agency--and that she'll have to live in Siam Reap for six months in order to qualify, they are nervous.

With Alex's encouragement, Louisa agrees that they should tag along to help Vanessa, and reform what remains of their old unit. Once in Cambodia, Vanessa and Alex thrive on the wealth of life, energy, and art in their new surroundings. Louisa is less certain--Siam Reap, with its overabundant sights and smells, is overwhelming. It is Sovann, a man at the orphanage with a mysterious past, who finally cuts through her defenses.

Just as she did with her celebrated novels Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, Katie Crouch has brought us another captivating cast of characters. Certain is a funny and moving novel about best friends who still have a lot to learn about each other--and themselves.

Katie Crouch is the author of the bestselling novel Girls in Trucks and the forthcoming Men and Dogs. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Observer, Tin House, and McSweeney's. She studied writing at Brown and Columbia Universities and lives in San Francisco.
  • Praise for Girls and Trucks:

    "[A] charming debut novel.... Crouch, with exuberant style and in-depth character development, hones in on the disastrous turns a woman's life can take when she's addicted to men, alcohol and illegal substances. She's created a fresh, effervescent story that takes run-of-the-mill despair and instability and churns them into a memorable tale of good girls and bad choices." (USA Today ).

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $23.99 US/$26.99 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316124003
  • On Sale Date: 04/02/2014
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