• "Magnificent"

  • "Deliciously funny and sharply observed"

  • "Wise and funny...a multidimensional exploration of what it means to belong, not only to a family but also to a nation"

    Sunday Times
  • "Out of this everyday material she spins gold: stories so achingly truthful, so achingly funny, so sad and so real that you can only marvel"

    Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
  • "Anne Tyler draws a comedy that is not so much brilliant as luminous – its observant sharpness sweetened by a generous understanding of human fallibility"

    Sunday Telegraph