The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath – Book Announcement

Advance Praise for The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath“I loved reading The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath. Knutsen’s characters are wise and wise-cracking, self-aware and self-deluded; in short, participants in the age-old battle of head vs. heart. This author knows how to render the ordinary world—of marriage and parenthood and suburbia—with extraordinary art and poetry. And without losing sight of the humor of our daily entanglements with family and self. A pleasure, from start to finish.”
—Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once


“Like a seven-act Shakespearian tragedy, honest and absolutely heartbreaking . . . amazing in its darkness and its light . . . the writing is incredible.”

—Curtis Dawkins, BULL: Men’s Fiction


“Consistently funny and well-observed. The detailing and the language are excellent, and the novel is a pleasure to read. It does a brilliant job of exploring how people fall away from a conventional life: some tricky combination of damage, desire, and depression makes these characters both want more and seem unable to get it.”

—Andy Mozina, author of The Women Were Leaving the Men and Quality Snacks


“An ambitious first novel.”

Kirkus Reviews


“Knutsen writes clear and lovely prose. Her details and descriptions are vivid and surprising. She does an excellent job with setting and is skilled at subtly weaving in details that establish theme. I’m hooked by Knutsen’s prose, images, and metaphors.”

—Diana Joseph, author of I’m Sorry You Feel That Way