Jeanine Cummins is the bestselling, award-winning author of the groundbreaking memoir A Rip in Heaven and the novels The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.
Praise for The Outside Boy
"Some of the greatness of Angela's Ashes dampens these pages, maybe as much as is possible for an author for whom this is fiction, not memoir. Beautifully crafted scenes and characters keep the pages turning."--Historical Novel Society "A full-throated song of praise. I loved it."--New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie "A poignant and magical tale."--New York Times bestselling author Keith Donohue "[A] gloriously poetic novel...Read this lovely book."--New York Times bestselling author Malachy McCourt "Truly charming at times, heartbreaking at others, but always captivating...it will stay with you long after you've finished the last page."--New York Times bestselling author Lesly Kagen "The Outside Boy has found a permanent home in my head and heart and on the shelf with authors like J. M. Barrie, Roddy Doyle, and Sue Monk Kidd. A flawless coming-of-rage story overflowing with talent, heartbreak, and joy."--National bestselling author Jennifer Belle "Her dynamic tale unfurls through the singular lens of the clever and charming Christopher Hurley, a wise-beyond-his-years boy coming of age in a tiny corner of history, but trying to answer the most universal of questions: Who am I and where did I come from?"--T Cooper