About Ben Farmer

Ben Farmer lives in Maryland, where he was born and raised.
He graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in history and from George Mason University with an MFA in fiction.
Evangeline is his first novel. 

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Quotes about Evangeline

Ben Farmer brings a legend to life in Evangeline, evoking with grace and panache the travails of the Acadians in mid-eighteenth century America from Nova Scotia to New Orleans.  Farmer is a wonderful storyteller, and readers won't soon forget this tale of love and fortitude.  Simply riveting.
 - Keith Donohue, author of Angels of Destruction and The Stolen Child
     Majestic and stately as Conrad Richter's Awakening Land Trilogy,Evangeline is a big book from a big mind.
          - Katharine Weber, author of True Confections and Triangle
     Lovers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem about the star-crossed lovers, Evangeline Bellefontaine and Gabriel Lejeunesse, will relish this engrossing retelling . . . This is historical fiction at its best.                                              
                 - Ray Saadi, Tri-Parish Times