“A spellbinding literary thriller packed with psychological suspense and profound questions about motherhood, trauma and how death illuminates life.”

            —Amy Tan

 

 

 

 

Coming July 2022

About What Jonah Knew

A seven-year-old boy inexplicably recalls the memories of a missing 22-year-old musician in this psychological thriller about the fierce love between mothers and sons across lifetimes, a work of gripping suspense with a supernatural twist.

About Barbara

Barbara Graham is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eye of My Heart, the national bestseller Women Who Run with the Poodles, and Camp Paradox, a memoir. Barbara has written for many publications, including O, National Geographic Traveler, Time, and Vogue. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway in New York, and at theatres around the county. What Jonah Knew is her first novel.

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Praise for Barbara's Work

“A spellbinding literary thriller packed with psychological suspense and profound questions about motherhood, trauma and how death illuminates life.”

 

—Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins on
What Jonah Knew

"Both a riveting mystery and a deep dive into the impact of grief, What Jonah Knew offers us not only hope but a fascinating meditation on the nature of love, identity and reality itself."

—JoAnne Tompkins, author of
What Comes After

"Barbara Graham's shimmering novel brings new meaning to the concept of inherited family trauma and the very divide between life and death."

— Mark Epstein, MD, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life and
The Zen of Therapy on
What Jonah Knew

Barbara Graham writes with clarity, courage, and heart. What Jonah Knew shines light on complicated issues and brings the reader to a new understanding of what it means to be fully human."

—Molly Giles, author of Rough Translations and Wife with Knife and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

“Barbara Graham is a literary alchemist. What Jonah Knew not only grabs you from the first page, it makes the mystical believable and the human predicament shine with wit, wisdom, and love.”

—Tara Brach, meditation teacher and bestselling author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion

"Barbara Graham is a rare talent who blends comic brilliance with psychological and spiritual insight. What Jonah Knew work plumbs the depths of the human heart while ingeniously tackling life's hardest questions."

—Mark Matousek, author of
Sex Death Enlightenment

Books & Collections by Barbara Graham