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.
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