• "Family sagas have such an endless appeal that whenever one meets a really good one, like Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb, one wonders why anyone bothers to write a different form of novel"

    Auberon Waugh
  • "Anne Tyler is a writer whose special gift is to convey the richness, strangeness and unpredicability of seemingly everyday lives"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Strange and enchanting"

    The Times