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Kathryn HarrisonYou don't need to read a book with a title like Lost in the Forest to guess that Sue Miller will be using it to acquaint you with a wolf and a version of Red Riding Hood, a girl teetering on the dangerous cusp between childhood and adulthood, innocence and initiation. But if at first her new novel seems to revisit an overly familiar story, she quickly offers proof that it will be in her own distinctive style -- that it will, in fact, be one of her strongest, most satisfying books. Miller has always been adept at rendering the complexities of family life, the way even well-intentioned, decent people can't walk across a room without wounding at least one person they love. But while some of her plots (that of While I Was Gone, for example) can be cluttered and occasionally clumsy, Lost in the Forest has a seemingly effortless grace; Miller quickly captures and never loses our attention.
— The New York Times Sunday Book Review