Still Waters in Niger

Trade Paper – $17.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5134-5

Trade Cloth – $24.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5089-8
Publication Date
March 2002
Page Count
206 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Still Waters in Niger

Kathleen Hill

A New York Times Notable Book for 1999

Best Fiction of 1999, the Los Angeles Times Book Review

Starred review, Publishers Weekly

Also available in hardcover.

Finalist for 1998 Dublin IMPAC Literary Award

About the Author

Kathleen Hill's fiction and essays have been published in Best American Short Stories 2000, Pushcart Prize XXV, Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. The original publication of Still Waters in Niger (Northwestern,1999) was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was among the Notable Books of the Year in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. A French translation of Still Waters in Niger entitled Eaux Tranquilles was published by Editions Phébus in 2000 and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger. Hill currently teaches in the Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
"Although billed as an autobiographical novel, it reads just like a memoir: pensive, particular, and honest. 'How to speak to the silences, the spaces between?' the narrator asks. Hill . . . has had the courage and skill to do just that." --New York Times Book Review
"Although modest in plot, it is abundant in understanding." --Los Angeles Times
"A beautiful book, with great lyric power and emotional resonance. In combining her passion for her daughter with her passion for experience and to know the world, Kathleen Hill makes a great contribution to our store of information about how women live. I am full of admiration for this small miracle." --Mary Gordon

"Here is a novel of fine social and cross-cultural observation, and, too, of moral inwardness--a wonderfully knowing storyteller with a strong spiritual bent tell us so very much about idealism and its vicissitudes, parenthood and its possibilities." --Robert Coles