About The Fires

“Every line of The Fires shimmers with heat and danger. She rules her very willful characters with an iron hand. Gorgeous!” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love

"Not since Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING have I encountered passages of such luminosity and precision. THE FIRES is a work of imagistic genius, but there is far too much heart and wisdom here to praise only the prose. This novel sears as it illuminates, heals as it scars." Michael Parker, author of All I Have in This World

". . .there's no denying that Steinke is a writer with potential to burn." Publisher's Weekly

". . .this debut novel generates lots of heat." People