Reviews

  • Tyler's twentieth novel finds fresh fictional riches in imaginative territory she has been exploring for half a century... Atmospherically rendered, the passage of time has both entertaining and heart-rending results. She has never written with more finesse, vitality and acuteness

    Sunday Times, book of the year
  • I love Tyler's writing... She writes so beautifully and with such insight. Read her books and she can actually change your view, change how you see the world

    Judy Finnigan, Mail on Sunday
  • Exquisite

    The Times
  • Tyler's sentences are wholly hers, instantly recognisable and impossible to duplicate

    Hanya Yanigihara, Observer, Books That Made Our Year 2015
  • The extraordinary thing about her writing is the extent to which she makes one believe every word, deed and breath

    Kate Kellaway, Guardian
  • Tyler writes with an apparent effortlessness which conceals great art. The Whitshank family is tragic, comic, absurd, absorbing -- and lives on its illusions, as every family must. You'll shiver with recognition

    Helen Dunmore, Stylist
  • May be her best yet, though, to be honest, this is what I always tend to say after reading the latest Anne Tyler. I’ve now read it twice, and I may well read it again

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • Anne Tyler takes the ordinary, the small, and makes them sing

    Rachel Joyce, Observer, Books That Made Our Year 2015
  • The combination of direct appeal, subtle perception and unshowy artistry in Tyler's fiction has been admired by authors ranging from Joyce Carol Oates and Carol Shields to Jonathan Franzen and Sebastian Faulks... Her extraordinary gift for producing what seems less like fiction than actuality works wonders again... magnificent

    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
  • Every sentence is perfect in this witty story of family life

    Sun

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