• "A work of art"

  • "Her finest novel"

    Irish Times
  • "A novel by Anne Tyler is a subject for rejoicing...Breathing Lessons is a pleasure"

    The Times
  • "Anne Tyler has a real gift for generating tender and amazing moments"

  • "Displays her extraordinary gifts in supreme harmony: exquisite narrative clarity, faultless comic timing, and the Tyler trademark of happy-sad characters inspiring a mid-American domestic drama that somehow slips the surly bonds of the quotidian to become timeless and universal"

    Guardian, Best 100 Novels of all time