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"A work of fiction that rises to an impressive level of literary excellence..." Midwest Book Review 


“An engrossing novel that is sure to tug at anyone’s heartstrings.” Readers’ Favorite

"Above all, The Language of Kin is a beautifully written and poignant tale of compassion and love for the people and creatures that surround us." BookTrib

"....everything that I look for in a five-star plus read - a fantastic plot with likable main characters who are very well written plus the opportunity to learn something new. " Girl Who Reads


"The Language of Kin takes something we all possess but likely take for granted—our ability to communicate with others—and has us examine that gift with new eyes. Hugo’s words are beautiful, but this riveting story shows us how words can often fail, and forces us to see the many other ways we communicate, sometimes even unintentionally. This novel is an emotional read full of page-turning highs and cathartic sorrows. I fell in love with this complicated, compelling cast, both human and otherwise." Katrina Kittle, author of Morning In This Broken World


"Brilliant, fascinating and deeply moving ... gracefully written, this is a book that astonishes, even as it shows the way to cross divides ... Full of science, love and drama, I couldn't love this book more if I tried." Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You

"A timeless and immersive story exploring the complexities of human engagement and the lengths we will go for those we love." Donna Everhart, USA Today bestselling author of The Education of Dixie Dupree


"Filled with empathy for all and a plot that will keep you flipping pages as fast as you can." Audrey Schulman, author of the Philip K Dick award winning Theory of Bastards 


"Hugo takes a compelling look at the ethical issues and connections between humans and our fellow animals. The Language of Kin offers a well-researched, unbiased perspective into this multifaceted issue through a well-written, captivating story.” Samantha Russak, Ph.D., Primatologist    



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