Memoirist & Novelist

Memoirs

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

Writer’s Digest

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

Writer’s Digest

Washington Post

“An impressive voice [and] original writer.”

Washington Post

Library Journal

“David Sedaris meets Dave Barry.”

Library Journal

NBC’s Today show

“Laugh outloud funny!”

NBC’s Today show

USA Today

“Wise, witty, wicked.”

USA Today

Chicago Tribune

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

Chicago Tribune

Fiction

The Heirloom Garden

Booklist

“For readers of Mary Alice Monroe.”

Booklist

Dorothea Benton Frank

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

Dorothea Benton Frank

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Magical … poignant.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Debbie Macomber

“Utterly charming.”

Debbie Macomber

Garth Stein

“Graceful, touching, moving.”

Garth Stein

Good Housekeeping

“Delightful!”

Good Housekeeping

Richard Paul Evans

“A touching tribute.”

Richard Paul Evans

Adriana Trigiani

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

Adriana Trigiani

Library Journal

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

Library Journal