reviews

“A heartrending exploration of longing, loyalty and love. With palpable sympathy, Bergstrom captures the rugged and desolate atmosphere of eastern Washington and the distinctive people who call that place home.”
Christina Schwarz, bestselling author of Drowning Ruth and The Edge of the Earth

“Heather Brittain Bergstorm’s debut Steal the North is one of those rare novels that has everything. It’s about family, the ties that bind us no matter how hard we sometimes try to escape. It’s about love: between mothers and daughters, between sisters, between men and women–most memorably between a young Native American man and a white Californian girl, a Romeo and Juliet story on an eastern Washington reservation. Most of all, it has a rich sense of place, of how we find our homes in the soil, in our roots, in the places we’ve left and in other people. This is a resonant, powerfully moving novel.”
Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers

“A shimmering debut about the ties that bind, and the bonds that save us, especially when we least expect it. Shattering, romantic, and deeply profound, (and how many books can claim such adjectives?) Bergstrom’s novel lays a dazzlingly original claim to the unpredictable landscape of the human heart.”
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You

“In Steal The North, Heather Brittain Bergstrom has written the kind of debut novel one longs to read—full of crooked fates, hopeful hearts, and the bitten courage it takes to thrive—a tale, ultimately, of redemption.”
Carol Edgarian, New York Times bestselling author of Three Stages of Amazement

“A sweeping debut novel of love and faith, tragedy and redemption, and above all, the meaning of home.  Bergstrom has captured the spirit of the American west as well as the complicated ties between mothers and daughters, between sisters, and especially the all-consuming bond of first love.  Unforgettable.”
Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

“Heather Brittain Bergstrom’s visceral first novel, a story of love too powerful to die, haunts me.  Steal the North stole my heart.”
Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen Women

“Steal the North is out to steal our hearts.   An intimate look at the struggles of love and hard choices: whether to run away or face life full on.  Bergstrom allows us to see both sides of big choices—following one’s heritage, religion, family, true love, or breaking away to find one’s own path.”
Sarah Willis, author of Some Things That Stay

“Nothing short of magical. A chorus of beguiling voices gifts us both a swoon-worthy story of first love, and a smart, addictive family drama. Bergstrom’s considerable talent is evident in every page, every line.”
Samuel Park, author of This Burns My Heart

“In Steal the North, Heather Brittain Bergstrom has created a richly detailed, emotionally intricate love story set in the windswept scablands of Eastern Washington. Steeped in the myth of the land and the lore of family, and exploring questions of love and faith, this novel is sexy, raw, and heartbreaking.”
Keija Parssinen, author of The Ruins of Us