Jean Ryan

“This book is a tender journey, told with unflinching honesty, of a woman emerging from grief. There are no false tones in this narrative, no pulled punches. Salloum’s evocative descriptions take the reader deep into Arabella’s world, a place of daring, remorse, forgiveness and abiding love. Highly recommended.”

–Jean Ryan, Author of Lost Sister

Kate Sebeny

“In Vicki Salloum’s powerful and moving new novel, Waiting for You at Midnight, the death of the narrator’s beloved husband lays a minefield of loss, longing and addiction. Addressed to the departed through journal entries and reflection, the widow recounts her path through the grieving process in lyrical prose laced with evocative description and brutal honesty.”

–Kate Sebeny, Author of The Last Best Thing

Elaine Mansfield

Waiting for You at Midnight captivates from the first page to a startling ending we won’t forget. With a lyrical and compassionate eye, author Vicki Salloum leads us through the landscape of loss as her characters struggle to heal their broken lives. We see how grief and desperation lead to destructive choices even as we long to be saved. We learn how essential it can be to find healing and support within a caring community. Through unexpected twists and turns, we fall in love with Salloum’s everyday warriors who endure life’s tragedies but never give up fighting for their souls.”
–Elaine Mansfield, Author of Leaning into Love: A Spiritual Journey through Grief

Erika Raskin

Waiting for You at Midnight is fiction that feels like truth. It is both a finely honed portrait of impending loss and an impressionistic landscape of dislocating grief. Vicki Salloum skillfully paints her characters, hard choices, and a long 12-step journey, in gripping detail.”

–Erika Raskin, Author of Best Intentions

Margaret McMullan

“Painfully honest, funny, and heart-breaking, Waiting for You at Midnight is a story of the lives and loves of Arabella Joseph and a world of addiction. This is a New Orleans story, a woman’s story of grief, love, loneliness, and survival. Author Vicki Salloum pours a lot of heart in these pages. Losing a loved one is a familiar and painful journey, but Arabella’s tale reminds us that we’re all in this together—reformed alcoholics, drug addicts, bank robbers, teachers, cooks, and artists—we’re all of us fragile survivors, traveling these streets in church-filled cities, looking for redemption.”

–Margaret McMullan, Author of Aftermath Lounge

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