• "[Zusak] flings his readers straight into the deep end of his new vast, teeming novel . . . Warm and heartfelt . . . This is a tale of love, art and redemption; rowdy and joyous, with flashes of wit and insight, and ultimately moving."

    Kate Saunders, Times
  • "If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life."

    Alfred Hickling, Guardian
  • "The wait is over."

    New York Times
  • "This vast novel is a feast of language and irony. There is sly wit on every page... it is hard not to fall a bit in love with it."

    Michael McGirr, Sydney Morning Herald
  • "Bridge of Clay has been more than a decade in the making, and it shows: The characters are clearly loved, and the artistry of language will leave you gasping at times."

    New York Times
  • "Devastating, demanding and deeply moving, Bridge of Clay unspools like a kind of magic act in reverse"

    Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal
  • "Eleven years after his multi-million selling hit The Book Thief, Zusak has returned with this sweeping and compelling family tale... Give it your time and you'll be repaid with a moving and epic read."

  • "Bridge of Clay is one of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family's experience in the most profound way."

    Ron Charles, Washington Post
  • "Exquisitely written ... A sensitively rendered tale of loss, grief, and guilt's manifestations"

    Publisher's Weekly US
  • "This book BLEW ME AWAY"

    Jodi Picoult