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Critical Praise

"Horn's deft touch is often wryly funny --- but never maliciously so. . . . An accomplished work that beautifully explains how families --- in all their maddening, smothering, supportive glory --- create us."

——Natalie Danford, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Symphonic and piercingly beautiful . . . the novel suspends us between emotions, never allowing any to become predominant, and we hang there in that indeterminate space, perfectly happy, hoping that the book will never end."

——Bethany Scneider, Newsday

"Brilliantly imagined."

——Merle Rubin, Wall Street Journal

"Deeply sympathetic characters, an encyclopedic grasp of 20th-century history and a spiritual sense that sees through the conventional barriers between this life and the one to come --- or the one before."

——Ron Charles, Washington Post

"Nothing short of amazing."

——Entertainment Weekly

"A deeply satisfying literary mystery and a funny-sad meditation on how the past haunts the present --- and how we haunt the future."