Relief Map is an Indies Introduce Debut Pick of Winter/Spring 2016

"Part languid thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Knecht’s atmospheric debut deftly follows the doubts of teenage self-discovery into larger uncertainties about personal safety, the specter of terrorism, and the role of authority." 

Publishers Weekly

"A thoughtful novel that resists easy moralizing." 

Kirkus Reviews

"In her beautifully written, fresh debut novel, Rosalie Knecht puts us in the middle of summer in a small rust-belt town in Pennsylvania. Lulling prose, vivid characters, and a sense of place make this a rich and memorable read from an exciting new talent."

— Linda McLoughlin Figel, pages: a bookstore (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)