Take What You Need

With Take What You Need, Idra Novey has delivered a staggering novel of rural life, art, and the unbreakable ties to home. One day Leah, who’s seemingly escaped her distressed rural hometown, learns that her estranged stepmother Jean has fallen to her death while welding metal sculptures in her living room. Surprisingly, Jean has willed Leah the sculptures. Leah decides to take her family to her hometown for the first time to claim them. Unspooling Leah’s and Jean’s stories, Novey spins a taut and suspenseful tale that brings uncommon nuance and care to depicting rural lower-class life. This is Novey at her best. Recommended by Danny

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ISBN: 9780593652855
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Published: Viking - March 14th, 2023

In her most powerful book yet, award-winning writer Idra Novey has conjured a novel of "astonishing and singular" honesty (Rumaan Alam) with two determined, unforgettable female voices.