• "Magical and entertaining; at times positively bewitching... That Hoffman is a highly capable storyteller is in no doubt. Hoffman's latest novel possesses the irresistible quality of a compelling fairytale for adults"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "A great atmospheric storyteller... Her books are a real pleasure"

    Kate Atkinson
  • "Like her contemporaries, Carol Shields and Alice Munro, Hoffman has an acute yet tender eye for detail... Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity"

    The Times
  • "An enchanting page-turner of a novel... Charming, utterly absorbing and very enjoyable, this book will leave you wanting move"

    Big Issue
  • "Alice Hoffman is a daring and able writer; she plots conjunctions of mundane and magical events with such ease that the reader never doubts her word"

    New Yorker