Sonya Terjanian

Sonya Terjanian, Author


Advance Praise for The Runaways

  • Terjanian’s entertaining and atmospheric exploration of class, choice (or lack of), and hope will undoubtedly speak to readers.
    — Publishers Weekly
  • In this suspenseful and engaging book, Sonya Terjanian looks at issues of class and intimacy, of the chaos that is youth and the uncertainty that is middle age. The novel, written in lively, vivid prose and very hard to put down, is by turns charming and disturbing.
    — Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner and author of The Noonday Demon
  • In this superb psychodrama-thriller, Terjanian reveals her great talent at storytelling and uncanny attention to detail. I could not put it down.
    — Jan Vilcek, author of Love and Science
  • Beautifully observed, deeply empathetic, and harrowing in the best possible way, The Runaways is a story for anyone who has ever felt lost, isolated, or fantasized about reinventing herself -- and isn't that all of us?
    — Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times Bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story

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  • Sonya Cobb combines the rarified atmosphere of museum scholarship, illegal art trafficking, and the sticky desperation of young motherhood to craft a superbly written thriller.
    — Karen Engelmann, Author of The Stockholm Octavo
  • The museum details are also meticulous and will place readers deep within the art world.
    — Kirkus Reviews
  • [A] sizzling tale of suspense and moral dilemmas with a heightened sense of realism.
    — Publishers Weekly
  • This thrilling, emotional, and tautly paced novel will appeal to fans of The Book Thief (2006). [A] brilliant first novel."
    — Starred Review, Booklist
  • This thrilling, emotional, and tautly paced novel will appeal to fans of The Book Thief (2006). [A] brilliant first novel.
    — Starred Review, Booklist
  • A tautly plotted and elegantly written debut about the shame of secrets and the power of home.
    — Kelly Simmons, Author of The Fifth of July and One More Day
  • A smart, entertaining book that had me pinned to my chair until the end.
    — Delauné Michel, Author of The Safety of Secrets
  • Similarly thrilling to Gone Girl... Smart social commentary meets taut heist when mom Sophie dips her toe into the black market art world...
    — Better Homes and Gardens

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Sonya Terjanian lives and writes in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Her first novel, The Objects of Her Affection, was selected as a Top Ten Crime Fiction Debut by Booklist. Her second novel, The Runaways, was described by Publishers Weekly as an “entertaining and atmospheric exploration of class, choice…and hope.”