Memoirist & Novelist

Memoirs

It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)

NBC’s Today show

“Laugh outloud funny!”

NBC’s Today show

Library Journal

“David Sedaris meets Dave Barry.”

Library Journal

Washington Post

“An impressive voice [and] original writer.”

Washington Post

Writer’s Digest

“The #2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Like to Have Drinks With”

Writer’s Digest

Chicago Tribune

“Listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly should — especially if you value laughter and wisdom.”

Chicago Tribune

USA Today

“Wise, witty, wicked.”

USA Today

Fiction

The Heirloom Garden

Good Housekeeping

“Delightful!”

Good Housekeeping

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Magical … poignant.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Library Journal

“Shipman’s charming stories of remembering those who came before you are just what the world needs right now.”

Library Journal

Garth Stein

“Graceful, touching, moving.”

Garth Stein

Richard Paul Evans

“A touching tribute.”

Richard Paul Evans

Booklist

“For readers of Mary Alice Monroe.”

Booklist

Debbie Macomber

“Utterly charming.”

Debbie Macomber

Adriana Trigiani

“A rare jewel that will be passed down from one generation to the next.”

Adriana Trigiani

Dorothea Benton Frank

“Every now and then an important new voice in fiction arrives. Viola Shipman is that voice.”

Dorothea Benton Frank