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Critical Praise

"[A] quietly affecting debut novel."


"Mary Hays has written a brilliant, original, funny novel. What a treat! It is totally satisfying and its characters unforgettable. I loved it."

——Judy Blume

"Mesmerizing prose and darkly complex characters draw the reader deep into Charlotte's world, raising fascinating questions about the power of the mind over body and the emotions that bind the most unlikely people together."

——Publishers Weekly

"This remarkable novel compassionately looks at humans and their foibles as they strive for 'the right way.' . . . Hilarious . . . Hays writes with authority and authenticity."

——Vermont Life