What Happened to Sophie Wilder

What Happened to Sophie Wilder is about many things—the New York publishing world, the growing pains of post collegiate life, the rigors of Roman Catholicism—but at its center its a moving meditation on why and for whom we write. —New York Times Book Review (Editor’s pick)

Christopher R. Beha's beautiful, whip-smart first novel . . . is sober, unsentimental and delivered with intelligence and passion. —Washington Post (Best books of the year)

If What Happened to Sophie Wilder was what it appears to be on first glance -- a simple story about a lovesick writer and his mysterious on-again, off-again girlfriend -- I would not be writing this review. But there is far more to it than that. Enough, perhaps, to make it the best fiction I've read all year. —Minneapolis Journal Star (Best books of the year)

What Happened to Sophie Wilder is a remarkable first novel, which should especially be read by those who have given up on contemporary literature. Along with giving them something good to read, it will renew their faith in what literature is capable of achieving. —Commentary