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  • Things We Need is emotionally engaging and thoughtful; like Anne Tyler, Close goes straight into the heart of a group of people to show all its flawed, complicated members clearly and deftly and totally without judgment. There is not one dull moment - Close is a subtle and incisive writer who gets better with each new book.

    Kate Christensen, author of The Astral
  • Witty... A great story about the messiness of modern family life

    Marie Claire
  • Close is good at capturing the complicated dynamics of family life, particularly the way in which people who fundamentally love each other can drive each other insane… Moving

    Anna Carey, Sunday Business Post

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