“Hendricks calls to mind Barbara Kingsolver in her affinity for wise women and the power of close female relationships.”


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Judi Hendricks author

About Judi

Armed with a degree in journalism and a short attention span, Judith Ryan Hendricks worked as a journalist, copywriter, computer instructor, travel agent, waitress and baker before turning to fiction writing. Her first novel, Bread Alone was a national bestseller and a BookSense 76 pick. It was followed by Isabel’s Daughter, The Baker’s Apprentice, The Laws of Harmony and Baker’s Blues. Hendricks’ fiction has been translated into 11 languages and distributed in more than 15 countries worldwide. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is at work on her sixth novel.

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Praise for Judi's Work

“Hendricks has created another engaging tale of modern life in Seattle. Fans of strong female characters will appreciate this novel.”
Library Journal 

“Hendricks’ debut (Bread Alone) marked the arrival of a compelling new voice in women’s fiction, and The Baker’s Apprentice confirms her place among the most prominent authors of that genre.”
PAGES Magazine

“In this engaging novel, Hendricks creates a compelling narrator whose wry, bemused and ultimately wise voice hooks the reader…a well written, imaginative debut.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hendricks has an engaging narrative voice that will pull readers right into this story of a damaged woman who is more resilient than she realizes.”

Baker’s Blues is Hendricks at her finest, taking on life’s thorniest issues and handling them with grace, aplomb and the utmost skill.”
—Jo-Ann Mapson, LA Times bestselling author of Owen’s Daughter

“Hendricks gets the details right in this graceful, optimistic novel…an engaging, well-written look at the tension between independence and relationship.”
Albuquerque Journal