Winner of the 2020 Women’s Prose Prize, Red Hen Press (2022).  

“The Healing Circle asks, with a wry smile, what it means to live, what it means to die.” — Babi Oloko, LA Review of Books

“Seeking a cure at the expense of all else, Picard both beautifully and poignantly captures how the desire to be well becomes a trap all its own.” – Ben Tanzer, Lit Reactor

The Healing Circle showcases Picard’s natural flair for crafting a novel of serious substance with a flair for humor in service to the human condition.” —Midwest Book Review

The Healing Circle is a far-reaching, honest, and funny novel about dying and living, a kind of pilgrimage to wholeness through uncertainty and disorientation. Full of resonance, it asks what it means to heal, to be in pain, to be a person.” —Amina Cain, author of Indelicacy

The Healing Circle is wry, subtle, and daring. Coco Picard has written a vivid novel about living, dying, and remembering.” —Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion