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  • Lyrical, timeless . . . A luscious, shivery delight

  • It is a magical thing to step into a world created by Wolk . . . Captivating

  • Exquisitely layered . . . Powerful

    Publishers Weekly
  • Lyrical and affecting

    Wall Street Journal
  • Historical fiction at its finest

    The Horn Book
  • Evokes the mountain environment in language so lovely that long passages read like a novel in verse . . . Ellie is a deeply appealing character, and her story feels right for this moment. A reader who wants to make a difference will appreciate the way she rolls up her sleeves and gets things done. And surely there has never been a better time to read about healing, of both the body and the heart

    New York Times
  • Soothing and exquisitely written

  • Evocative and touching . . . In this complex, memorable novel, Wolk explores themes of social responsibility, modern versus traditional medicine, biological versus chosen family and more


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