Still Come Home is personal, global, tender, brutal, and deeply introspective…one of the finest works of fiction yet to come out of the Long Wars.” – Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Beautiful Country Burn Again

Still Come Home Book by Katey Schultz

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  • Schultz's ability to enter into these radically different lives is nothing short of breathtaking. There is tragedy here, but also humor, moral blindness, along with deep courage. And the desert holds it all.

    Abigail DeWitt Author of "News of Our Loved Ones"
  • ... a remarkable book, impressive in its breadth and depth of story, engaging with its finely-drawn characters, and breathtaking in its pace.

    David Abrams author of "Brave Deeds" and "Fobbit"
  • Start reading and before you know it, you’re miles inside these characters’ lives…By the end, there is much to consider, much to hope for and wish away. Schultz’s razor-sharp syntax casts a spell that lasts through the book itself, and when it’s done, readers will long for whatever place they recognize as home, too.

    John Mauk Author of Field Notes for the Earthbound
  • Still Come Home took me deep into the chasm between love of country and love of family. As I watched Schultz's characters face impossible decisions with an indomitable will to live, I started highlighting passages I really loved. Pretty soon, I was highlighting entire pages—that’s how good this is.

    Desiree Cooper Author of Know the Mother
  • "Still Come Home is personal, global, tender, brutal, and deeply introspective—in short, a powerhouse of a book. Katey Schultz has written one of the finest works of fiction yet to come out of the Long Wars....[T]he wrong and the right of it, the mercy, the love, the blood-letting and profit-making, Schultz captures it all in this splendid novel."

    Ben Fountain author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Beautiful Country Burn Again
  • "There's such nuance in Still Come Home; so much understanding for the characters and their internal and external worlds are so fully realized. Schultz's writerly sense lingers on the most interesting and unsettling elements."

    Christine Maul Rice author of Swarm Theory




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When the odds are stacked against you, doing everything right still might not be enough to protect yourself and the ones you love. The three characters in Katey Schultz’s novel are each searching for the best way to live—all the while fighting cultural, societal, and political forces far beyond their control. As their paths intersect, Still Come Home explores how their decisions will forever alter each other’s lives.

Exploring the tensions between loyalty to self and loyalty to country, Still Come Home reveals how three vastly different lives meet this challenge head-on, learning first-hand that remaining true to one’s self is the only way to survive, no matter the cost.

About Katey Schultz

Katey Schultz is the author of Flashes of War, which the Daily Beast praised as an “ambitious and fearless” collection. Honors for her work include the Linda Flowers Literary Award, the Doris Betts Fiction Prize, IndieFab Book of the Year, a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America, four Pushcart nominations, and writing fellowships in eight states. She lives in Celo, North Carolina and is the founder of Maximum Impact, a transformative mentoring service for creative writers that has been recognized by both CNBC and the What Works Network.