Barbara Shoup is the author of seven novels, as well as numerous works of nonfiction and creative nonfiction. She has received considerable local and national recognition for her work, including the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Fellowship for Working Writers and the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Regional Indiana Author Award. Two of her young adult books were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults... Read more


Barbara's newest novel An American Tune tells the story of Jane, a young girl forced into hiding after becoming involved in a deadly bombing, and Nora, the woman she became, a wife and mother living a quiet life in northern Michigan. An achingly poignant account of a family crushed under the weight of suppressed truths, An American Tune illuminates the irrevocability of our choices and how those choices come to compose the tune of our lives... Read more


Barbara Shoup's novels include Night Watch, Wish You Were Here, Stranded in Harmony, Faithful Women, Vermeer’s Daughter, Everything You Want, and An American Tune. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and The New York Times Travel Section... Read more about Barbara's novels or read her essays.