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Andrea Bobotis's atmospheric debut novel, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, follows a Southern woman as she untangles the dark legacy of her family's possessions in a South Carolina cotton town. Recalling the Southern lyricism, tragic family secrets, and suspenseful storytelling of the novels of Amy Greene, Wiley Cash, and M. O. Walsh, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt is available NOW.

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt is …
A New York Post’s best book of the week
Coastal Living’s Best Beach Reads for Summer 2019
—Summer 2019 Okra Pick
—On celebrity Molly Sims’s summer book list
Featured pick in Woman’s Day Magazine
—On Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
Most-anticipated summer read on Workingmother.com

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“[T]houghtful and quintessentially Southern … The well-told tale unfolds like a magnolia, slowly revealing a languid beauty. Mystery fans will also be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt adeptly catalogs loss, hope, and redemption.” —Booklist

“South Carolina native Bobotis's debut is sure to place her alongside established authors such as Fannie Flagg. Rich in detail, it will carry readers between past and present, presenting historical issues of race, class, and belonging. A mystery entangled in family secrets and racial tension, this tale will be enjoyed by fans of Southern fiction.”
Library Journal

“I believe this is a breakthrough debut novel for American author, Andrea Bobotis—a book that stands side by side with titles by Fannie Flagg of “Fried Green Tomatoes” fame and even Eudora Welty with her stories of relationships between community and families.” —Pat Sainz, Missourian

“Andrea Bobotis has written an amazing novel, one which interrogates, with such controlled and beautiful writing, what it means to be Southern. Utilizing a unique form and a carefully-crafted mystery, Bobotis is a writer capable of deep truths, and this novel announces her as a major voice.”
—Kevin Wilson, author The Family Fang and Nothing to See Here

“Andrea Bobotis is a new, original voice as Southern as they come! In The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, she unravels a complicated web of dirty Southern secrets. Using masterful writing and a perfectly calculated reveal of damaged history, she ends up weaving a tapestry that is so much more.”
—Leah Weiss, author of If the Creek Don’t Rise

“The droll voice of Andrea Bobotis’s heroine, Judith Kratt, might charm you—but don’t be fooled into thinking this is simply one woman’s trip down memory lane. The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt is a multilayered story about family, race, loss, and loyalty, featuring a complex cast of characters led by a woman who learns it’s never too late for growth and change.”
—Cynthia Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller and The Glass Forest

“As the keeper of the family treasures and the family secrets, Miss Judith Kratt is a Southern eccentric in the tradition of Faulkner’s Miss Emily. But Miss Judith does not wallow in the past or embrace the dead. Instead, she works to protect the living. The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt is a universal and timely story that exposes the dangers of nostalgia and the value of assessing both things and people in a clear-eyed, honest way. It’s a thoroughly captivating story and it’s beautifully told.” 
—Tiffany Quay Tyson, author of Three Rivers and The Past is Never

“Capturing the unique, singular voice of a once-genteel South that hid its deadly secrets and brutal crimes behind facades of grand houses, Andrea Bobotis gently leads you down a garden path of one family's shameful story only to leave you gasping at its devastating, inevitable destination. If William Faulkner were still alive, I'm pretty sure he'd wish he had written this book.”
—Emily Carpenter, author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt wrestles with the dividends yielded by a hierarchical ordering of the world.”
—Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Review