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From the PublisherShirley Manson Harper's Bazaar This funny and supremely moving book is full of hope and possibilities and robustness of spirit.
Jen Nessel The New York Times Book Review Hedges has the ability to climb into a child's mind and simply look around.
Cynthia Hanson The Christian Science Monitor Hedges manages to make his novel a delightful romp through the age of seven with an endearing character who revels in life's smallest details.
Patrick Beach The Des Moines Register Hedges absolutely shines....An Ocean in Iowa is funny, touching, mysterious, and absurd.
Liesel Litzenburger Detroit Free Press Peter Hedges's quietly devastating new novel...is unapolegetically simple and pure, a sadly perfect little tale.
Dale Jones Cedar Rapids Gazette An Ocean in Iowa is a delightful read, full of fancy and vivid imagery of suburban Iowa in the 1960s.
Michael Giltz Entertainment Weekly Funny, unaffected prose...'A.'