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Advance Praise for LANDFALLS

“By focusing on the penumbra of this legendary voyage, a disastrous, 18th-century quest for geographic knowledge, Naomi Williams brilliantly illuminates the enduring story of l’Expedition de Lapérouse. The novel is a deft and stunning evocation of human aspiration at the dawn of the Industrial Age.”
— Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams, winner of the National Book AwardUK cover


“This is a daring novel deftly written. In Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams conjures entire worlds, both external and internal, with remarkable dexterity, leaping nimbly from setting to setting and heart to heart, assembling a book every bit as moving and wondrous as the journey it recreates. Still, the greatest discovery is left to us: this new author of such rare talent burst upon our world.”
— Josh Weil, author of The Great Glass Sea


“Here is an historical novel so thrilling in the reading, so richly colored and true to life that, reaching the end, I found myself going back to begin it again. I don’t ask for more from a book.”
— Lynn Freed, author of The Servants’ Quarters
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