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Critical Praise

"Anne Tyler [is] covering common ground with uncommon insight. . . . Convincingly real."

——People

"Hilarious . . . and touching . . . Anne Tyler is a wise and perceptive writer with a warm understanding of human foibles."

——St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Comic . . . Sweetly perverse . . . A novel animated by witty invention and lively personalities."

——Time

"INDISPUTABLY HER BEST BOOK . . . It leaves one aching with pleasure and pain."

——The Washington Post

"A DELIGHT . . . A GRACEFUL COMIC NOVEL ABOUT GETTING THROUGH LIFE."

——The Wall Street Journal

"BITTERSWEET . . . EVOCATIVE . . . It’s easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners . . . Tyler [is] a writer of great compassion."

——The Boston Globe

"Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one."

——Los Angeles Times