Where the Line Bleeds
was an Essence
Magazine Book Club selection, a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.
A fresh new voice in American literature, Ward unflinchingly describes a world full of despair but not devoid of hope. (PW Starred review for Where the Line Bleeds
Her prodigious talent and fearless portrayal of a world too often overlooked make her novel a powerful choice. (Essence for Where the Line Bleeds
A richly textured tale...like the best fiction, it creates its own world. (Susan Larson, N.O. Times-Picayune for Where the Line Bleeds
A remarkable first novel...a lyrical, clear-eyed portrait of a rural South and an African-American reality that are rarely depicted. (Boston Globe for Where the Line Bleeds
A stunning new voice from the Gulf Coast delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.