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From the Publisher"A fast-paced tale of family life ."
— Real Simple
"What a treat to read Miller's whip-smart first novel. Brand New Human Being gripped me with its wry humor and wonderfully real characters, and kept me captivated until the last page. This is a fast-paced, first-rate book by an immensely talented new writer ."
“Miller's debut novel tackles the meaning of parenthood in the modern world . Introspective and honest, it focuses on the small dramas inside Everyman's living room: the way all parents strive to be better than they are, the way a marriage can start to fray even with the best intentions, and the way love, however elusive, is always worth fighting for. Miller’s novel is sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always a worthy, exciting read .”
—Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men are Gone
"The strength of BRAND NEW HUMAN BEING is its realistic portrayal of trauma and its aftermath . Death, birth, disease and survival all have their messy consequences in these pages. Miller...is especially good at showing the sloppy nature of relationships in the wake of upheaval."
"Touching...Miller explores Logan’s resentments and insecurities with sensitivity and nuance ."
"Miller is at her best in scenes with Logan and Owen together—dad’s brutal honesty with his son about death in general (and Owen’s near-death experience in particular) exposes the depths of his emotional frustration...the first-person-present narration gives the novel a breezy energy. A solid debut..."