Reviews

  • "Powerful, involving, wide-ranging collection"

    Gerard Woodward, Guardian
  • "Tremain presents a large cast of ill-starred characters, each laid low by their heart… But even in the most melancholy stories, Tremain delivers slivers of hope or humour to temper the tragedies… This collection highlights with subtlety and grace just how human it is to get things wrong"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Warm, moving, often humorous and sometimes heartbreaking"

    Michelle Margherita, 5 stars, Stylist
  • "A seemingly effortless performance... the writing glides along, elegantly dropping details that suggest a whole way of life"

    Phil Baker, The Sunday Times
  • "The American Lover is…superb, each story a perfectly cut jewel"

    Neel Mukherjee, Irish Times
  • "With a keen ear for dialogue and restless changes of scene, she shows desire and disappointment to be universal, timeless emotions"

    Nicholas Blincoe, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Tremain's stories offer an elegant snapshot of other people's lives that leaves an emotional impact long after you close the book"

    Michelle Margherita, Stylist
  • "Whatever Tremain's canvas, she has a knack of infecting the reader with her own absorption. The cumulative effect of The American Lover is thus deeply satisfying and unsettling"

    Rosemary Goring, Herald Scotland
  • "With her razor-sharp talent, Rose Tremain hooks you in by line one and never lets you go. In these sophisticated short stories she doesn’t allow a single sentence to slouch"

    Kerry Fowler, Sainsbury's Magazine
  • "Tremain’s a gifted storyteller with an enviable lightness of touch"

    Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler