• "Funny, serious, touching, zany, delightful, revealing...a triumph of perception"

  • "Anne Tyler has won herself a devoted following. Rightly so: her novels are beautifully controlled, witty, subtle, with an undercurrent of human warmth"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "She is a writer who gets to the heart of the matter without being glib, and cleverly reveals the extraordinary in seemingly ordinary lives"

    Daily Mail
  • "Anne Tyler's touch is deft, her perceptions keen, her ear for speech phenomenal, her people triumphantly alive... Only a rarely talented novelist could have written this fine book"

    New York Times
  • "Her fiction is a quiet, gentle reminder of the goodness to be found in most ordinary lives"