Interviews & Reviews

2015 Midwest Book Award Finalist:

Chicklit Club:
“I loved this book – it reminded me in some ways of J.D. Salinger writings and even Plath herself. It is an exquisitely constructed and deeply layered book; insightful, poetic and often tragic which deals with so many themes that the reader can relate and resonate with.”

“Ultimately Knutsen exposes her characters’ harshest, most authentic selves as they confront the conflict between responsibility and desire.”

Concordia University:
“The liberal arts are vital to civilization. Literature teaches us compassion.”

Chicago Book Review’s Best Books of 2015

Chicago Review of Books:
“A joyous exploration of pain and the price that comes with the refusal to settle, this is a stunning first novel.”

Rose City Reader
“Writing a novel is like driving across the country. Halfway there you’re in Nebraska for, like, five days, and this is when the panic sets in.”

TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog:
On page 69, the lovers have made it home safely and are lying in bed, Katie suffocating in Wilson’s angry silence.”

Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews:
“My plan was to be the hot young author on the cover of my book, but then I sort of aged out of that idea!”

Foreword Reviews:
A blend of tragicomedy and waning romance, The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath explores uncomfortable material. Sharply drawn, claustrophobic settings and strong personalities add up to a promising academic novel.

Savvy Verse & Wit:
“Victimized by sex is the human race. Animals, the fortunate lower beasts, go into heat. Then they are through with the thing, while we poor lustful humans, caged by mores, chained by circumstance, writhe and agonize with the appalling and demanding fire licking always at our loins.” – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath