IN THE PRESS
IPPY Gold Winner
Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner
Winner of The Beverly Hills Book Award
New York Book Festival Finalist
5 Stars -San Francisco Book Review
5 Stars - KIRKUS Review
5 Stars - Foreward Reviews
5 Stars - Clarion Reviews.
"...A Faithful Son is bound to be a new all-time favorite and classic..." Anita Lock, San Francisco Book Review.
"A striking tale of coming-of-age, loss, sexuality, and self-discovery, filled with rich characters. - Kirkus
"...A stunning debut." Blue Ink.
- Finalist on the Table of Honor - International Book Festival.......
"...A Faithful Son is a visceral experience, realistic and vibrant, wrought with the same craftsmanship as a painting resembling a photograph, or a window into another time and place. Michael Scott Garvin has populated his pages with vivid scenes filled with all the colors and sensations of nature, grounding narrator Zach’s story in the inevitable passage of time in a way that is particularly rural, attuned to the slow, even pace of life’s wear upon the body and the soul..." Patti Comeau - Foreward Reviews
Best of Kirkus........
".... Zach’s joy, pain, longing, and isolation are real and palpable throughout, and every piece of the story and setting only furthers the life and experience bled onto the page...."KIRKUS REVIEW
"...Garvin’s debut is nothing less than stunning... in the flavor of Harper Lee’s inimitable novels—To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman—Garvin, like Harper, has created a colorful cast amid chaotic and enlightening eras., Garvin’s plot seamlessly flows between the past and the present, keeping to themes of inequality, racism, and sexual orientation..." San Francisco Book Review
"...Garvin avoids easy resolutions, caricatures, and shocking twists in the service of a strong story populated by believable characters. A Faithful Son is a highly recommended, enjoyable read for lovers of quality literature that needs no flash or hype to leave an impression.." Foreward Reviews
Michael Scott Garvin is an award winning custom home builder and interior designer. His design firm Michael Scott Garvin Studio has designed and built custom homes throughout the Southwest.
A Faithful Son is his debut novel.
His second novel "Aunt Sookie & Me" is available now on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, & Kindle.