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Critical Praise

"Richman seamlessly weaves together the languages of music and love, reaching into the heart of the reader with artful portraits of heroism, sacrifice and redemption. Fans of THE LOST WIFE will again savor Richman's ability to tell a remarkable story about people who are unforgettable and real.” 

—Pam Jenoff, international bestselling author

“THE GARDEN OF LETTERS demonstrates artistry of the highest order. Lyrical and compelling, Alyson Richman’s novel of a cellist coming of age in wartime Italy is as layered as a symphony. Exquisite.” 

—Erika Robuck, author of FALLEN BEAUTY

“Lyrical and rich…filled with beauty and tragedy, romance and heartbreak.”

—Jillian Cantor, author of MARGOT

“Graceful, mellifluous…read this book.” 

—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US

“A brilliant novel that will haunt me for years to come.” 

—Kristina McMorris, bestselling author of THE PIECES WE KEEP

“Alyson Richman crafts a transportive novel vivid with history and fragile with hope.” 

—Jessica Brockmole, author of LETTERS FROM SKYE