Waltzing Cowboys is a splendid novel, in design and execution a fancy two-step the past does with the present. Ms. Honenberger is a writer with a wealth of talent, all of which she wisely spends in the service of her characters, for hers is the notion that we servants of the liar s art have the moral obligation to address the truths slight and grand, welcome and not that animate our crooked kind. Lordy, what sweet music this writing is to my ear. --Lee Abbott, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of All Things, All At Once
I read Waltzing Cowboys
with a great deal of pleasure. The writing is alive . . . sense of place is excellent, and . . . for all its dark side, it is, finally, a happy story about good people, unusual in this day and age. Unflinching, yet positive. --George Garrett, Novelist, Former Chair UVA English Dept, Former VA Poet Laureate
White Lies is a brilliant debut by a fine new novelist, a rare gem - a superbly written tale that deals with the sorts of things that matter most in life - such as love and family - and also with such great and timeless themes as tragedy and triumph; character strengths and failings; duty, honor and integrity; and courage in the face of adversity. Sarah Collins Honenberger is a gifted storyteller, a master of nuance who knows how to move you deeply; how to lift your heart; how to grab your attention and hold it. -----Copley News Service
About the Author
Sarah Collins Honenberger's first novel, White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vacccines, and Deception
, (Cedar Creek, December 2006) was a nominee for the Library of Virginia Fiction award in 2007. Her second novel Waltzing Cowboys was an Editor's Pick for December 08 on Bookviews.com. Her first prize short stories have appeared in Antietam Review, New Millenium, South Lit, and The HooK.