The second novel by a critically acclaimed writer on the rise, Winter Kept Us Warm is historical fiction about an epic love triangle set against WWII and its aftermath
Echoes of The Sheltering Sky and Motherland abound, and we move backwards and forwards in time, adding tension and mystery as our narrative unfolds
Strong choice for book club picks and National Reading Group Month
Raeff lives in the Bay Area, and her wife (short story writer and novelist Lori Ostlund) are active in numerous prestigious literary organizations and are well-connected
Raeff won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for her collection of stories The Jungle Around Us (October 2016), which Garth Greenwell praised as "masterful, exquisite...a hauntingly beautiful book"