"While she portrays the physical and social landscapes with the precision of an impassioned expat, Parssinen also limns-with a wisdom that belies her age-the culture-transcending contours of the human heart.”
      National Geographic Traveler

"An intelligent, complex story of interfaith marriage. . . . that balances nail-biting tension with lyrical intent.”
      The Guardian

"Absorbing. . . . A testament to Parssinen’s literary talent, this woven narrative moves seamlessly, chapter by chapter, as the suspenseful story escalates.”
      The Boston Globe

Book Clubs
Keija supports book groups! In fact, Ingram Book Company, a wholesaler to independent bookstores, chose The Ruins of Us as its January Book Club recommendation. If you choose The Ruins of Us for your group, Keija would be happy to visit (if possible) or call in for an author Q&A. Email her directly at keija@keijaparssinen.com.

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