Justine Hope Blau

At a reading for Scattered in Denver, July 2013

It was a pleasure to speak at Lehman College last week!

"Deeply compelling; Blau brings us Scattered with brave, full-hearted prose. She writes with a complexity and compassion that’s both refreshing and original. I’m moved by her story...after reading her work I see the world in a different way."
-- Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Time to read a real book. You choose Justine Blau's new memoir of her tumultuous childhood and difficult mother, Scattered….You are transfixed. It is lovely.”
-- Nicole Cliffe, TheHairpin.com

"Scattered is wonderful--moving, funny, hopeful and sad."
--Karen Cushman, author of The Midwife's Apprentice

Selected Works

Scattered is Justine Blau’s account of growing up chronically homeless in ’60s era Manhattan with her delusional mother and her two older brothers. She finds unlikely salvation through relationships she builds in the tumult of a Westchester group home for children.