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The daily rhythm of a veterinarian’s family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves their eldest son in a coma. With the lives of his loved ones unhinged, the veterinarian struggles to maintain stability while searching for the man responsible. But in the midst of his great trial an unexpected visitor arrives, requesting a favor that will have profound consequences—testing a loving father’s patience, humor, and resolve, and forcing husband and wife to come to terms with what “family” truly means.

The Call is a gift from one of the most talented and extraordinary voices in contemporary fiction—a unique and heartfelt portrait of a family, poignant and rich in humor and imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Call conjures the quirky satisfactions of rural life.”


  • “[A] clever and beautiful book.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A triumph of quiet humor and understated beauty…Murphy’s subtle, wry wit and an appealing sense for the surreal leaven moments of anger and bleakness, and elevate moments of kindness, whimsy, and grace.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Incisive and imaginative…[A] hypnotically patterned, wryly funny, and warmly compassionate tale.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A marvelous book: sweet and poignant without ever succumbing to easy sentiment, formally inventive and dexterous without ever seeming showy. A triumph.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator William Dufris plays the part of David with a perfect balance of melancholy and raw emotion.”


  • “Dufris captures David’s sardonic yet compassionate tones and makes the antics and questions of David’s children and the complaints and observations of David’s long-suffering wife, Jen, seem completely realistic.”

    Booklist (audio review)

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About the Author
Author Yannick Murphy

Yannick Murphy is the author of the novels Here They Come, The Sea of Trees, and Signed, Mata Hari, as well as two story collections and several children’s books. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in Vermont with her husband and their children.