​Author Laine Cunningham

For fans of Sara Gruen’s At the Water’s Edge and

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees.

"The best novel in ten years." Hackney Literary Award

​"A mastery of psychological introspection." James Jones Literary Society

"Characters so real and memorable you won't put this book down."


In this thrilling debut novel ranked alongside Pulitzer Prize winning authors William Styron and Horton Foote, a search for a missing friend unearths the price one boy paid for a government’s attempt at genocide.
Eerily mysterious, vast, dangerous and beautiful, The Family Made of Dust is a remarkable story about the special relationships families can hold dear even when they have been broken apart…and how a spare and stunning landscape can resurrect that which we hold so dear.