Mary Laura Philpott returns in her distinctive voice to explore our protective instincts, the ways we continue to grow up long after we’re grown, and the limits — both poignant and hilarious — of the human body and mind.

“Her new masterwork… genius” – The New York Times, Editor’s Choice
“A beautifully wrought ode to life… [and] a precious gift to the world. Nora Ephron would approve.” – The Washington Post
“Tugs at your heartstrings in all the right ways.” – NPR’s Best Books of the Year

Read an excerpt in The Atlantic — and another in the Washington Post.

Praise for Bomb Shelter