The Memory Thief
Rated 9 out of 10, a 2010 recommended read ANovelMenagerie.com
"Keener's poetic use of language raises the bar for literary fiction."
"This book is a great book club read..."
A Day in My Shoes
"Keener writes from the heart...her characters are authentic, and the world she builds for them to live in feels as real as a memory." Curious Villager
"Keener's gorgeous language, perfect descriptions of Southern land and washing seafood pots, made me incapable of putting the book down..." Bookloons.com
"Keener created an intense and intriguing tale. Like a carefully spun spider's web you weren't sure which beginning would lead to which end." IEMommy.com
"The Memory Thief is truly a luminous work of hope and ultimate redepmtion." Deborah Johnson, author of The Air Between Us
The Killing Tree
Terry Kay (Author of "The Book of Marie"):
"It has been years since I've read a book as profoundly dramatic in its examination of survival as Rachel Keener's The Killing Tree. This is a story of the magic and the meanness of southern mountain people. In one way or another I have known each of them, and Rachel knows them also. Her writing in this debut novel is wonderful."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Las Vegas Review Journal
The Knoxville News Sentinel