The Winter in Anna

A Novel

A transformative connection between a young journalist and a woman with a terrible secret past.

By Reed Karaim Read by Will Damron Fiction / Literary English, Unabridged 7h 24m Sell Sheet
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							When Eric drops out of college and lucks into a job with a smalltown newspaper, he meets Anna, an older woman with a story that will both haunt and inspire him for the rest of his life. Set in a remote North Dakota community in the last days before the Internet, the story unfolds around a romance that almost was and a meditation on what constitutes a life well-lived. Narrated by Eric as he looks back on their days together, he struggles to reconcile his memories with what he has since learned about Anna. The Winter in Anna is filled with moments of tenderness, even as it slowly reveals an unbearable tragedy at the heart of a quietly defiant life.

"…[T]his wise, bittersweet novel of roads taken and not taken and the consequences of our choices…will linger long in readers' minds." - Library Journal, Starred Review

"A melancholy, earnest study of friendship." - Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating...[W]onderfully crafted...a beautiful, touching novel." - Publishers Weekly

“I couldn’t put down this wise tale―by turns bone-chilling, rollicking, bittersweet―of a young man’s stint at the sort of small town newspaper that, sadly, has all but vanished. The Winter in Anna arrives via the journalist’s older self―husband, father―and is enriched and enlarged by his big-hearted musings on what he failed to understand in his youth and how that failure haunts him still.” - Elizabeth Evans, author of As Good As Dead

“Reed Karaim tells a 'tribal and ancient story' about how our early choices shape us...With exotic details of a state filled with fire and ice, The Winter in Anna shows who we often find impossible to forgive: our younger selves.” - Maureen Gibbon, author of Paris Red

“A deceptively quiet novel that gradually gathers power around the themes of love, loss, memory, and the paramount importance of doing good work well. Gorgeous and affirming.” - Mark Costello, National Book Award-nominated author of Big If