The Children’s Crusade

“In The Children’s Crusade, Ann Packer flawlessly executes the most daring, difficult and exhilarating feat in the novelist’s repertoire.”

— Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Telegraph Avenue

“In shimmering prose and with exceptional wisdom, Ann Packer … reveal[s] the ways in which the past casts both shadow and light on the present.”

— Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

“What sets this novel apart…is how deeply and intimately her big, plot-rich canvas captures the Blair clan’s collective and individual yearnings and disappointments.”

— Elle Magazine

“The way she tangles [her characters’] perspectives perfectly, painfully captures the tumult of selves within a family.”

— More Magazine