New york times’ bestselling


“…at once thrilling and reassuring…mature and existential…pop[s] with subversive wit.”

-The New York Times Book Review on The Bitch is Back (NPR “Best Book” of 2016)

“Drawing parallels between The Bitch in the House and [Betty] Friedan’s work is unavoidable.

-The Boston Globe on The Bitch in the House 

“Hazel is one of the best-written children in recent fiction… Hanauer skillfully handles the gray areas of emotional incest in all its weird permutations.”

-USA Today on Sweet Ruin

“The most beautifully crafted novel I have read in a while… GONE is a real story for our age.”

-The New Jersey Star Ledger on Gone

“Beautiful, complicated, and often funny.”

-O Magazine on Gone

Hanauer has a poet’s eye for details and a spot on sense of mothering in the suburbs…a compulsively readable story of awakening.”

-Elle on Sweet Ruin

“Cathi Hanauer is a great chronicler of modern love and life…you will see yourself in [her] pages, and your heart will open wide.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls

“Cathi Hanauer…writes with a sensitivity and authority regarding teen experience that is unrivaled among her literary contemporaries.”

-The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) on My Sisters Bones