Pam Houston, O, Oprah Magazine
"Intimate. Unflinching...very tough to put down. Ward's triumph is to humanize all of these characters...we cannot help but see ourselves."

James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential
"Women's death row as you have never seen it; hauntingly rich, wise and sharply etched. In prison parlace: a bonaroo first novel!"

Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red
"Sleep Toward Heaven is a merciful gaze on the lives of three women inextricably linked by murder and ultimate grace. Brutal, beautiful, wise--Ward has written a storm of a novel. It will rattle the cage of your heart."