The Wrong Calamity is a survivor's story filled with distinctive challenges and a determined, unique protagonist.

BookLife Prize critics report, by Publishers Weekly

This fast-paced, insightful survey of a young woman’s trials and successes is, at its heart, a stunning story of resilience that will resonate with readers. Jacobson’s personal history is riveting, from her troubled childhood to a controlling marriage to a sudden, debilitating health issue. Readers will be infused with empathy and admiration as Jacobson rises from the ashes each time. Jacobson is a talented writer and particularly strong storyteller. Her tone is relaxed and informal, but it’s her narrative approach that draws readers in, offering up a perfect amount of detail paired with expressive wording. 

The Wrong Calamity is a survivor’s story filled with distinctive challenges and a determined, unique protagonist. This is Jacobson’s personal story, and as such, her character shines through, but she fully conveys qualities about others in her life that immediately transport readers into the center of her experiences. 

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