Stephanie Clare Smith

"Everywhere the Undrowned offers an account of trauma and its aftermath more acute than any I have read. Reminiscent in places of Sylvia Plath at her sharpest and most bleakly funny, it deserves to become a classic."

Emma Brockes, author of She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

"Stephanie’s writing shines a light on the possibilities of language and the human spirit."

Abigail DeWitt, author of News of Our Loved Ones

"In lyrical, metaphor-rich prose fragments that mine the cosmos, television, and avian life for meaning, Smith offers a harrowing yet hopeful look at the long road to recovery..."

Publisher's Weekly

"I turned loneliness into trees and trees into dancers,' Stephanie Clare Smith writes in this gut-punching and gorgeous memoir. While there's trauma in these pages, Smith traverses the spaces of an abundant imagination that made survival possible."

Robin Hemley, author of Oblivion: An After Autobiography

University of North Carolina Press

"A MASTERFUL LITERARY MEMOIR"

#1 Must Read Memoir, STARRED review, Kirkus

"ONE OF THE TOP 12 PICKS FOR SPRING 2024."

Deep South Magazine

"LITHUB'S EXCITING NEW BOOKS ROUNDUP."

Literary Hub