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Ron Charles…a spirited tonic, maybe just the thing to rebalance your humors……This novel really shouldn't work. I know it sounds maudlin, even obscenely silly, a grown-up version of Eeyore who encourages people to slit their wrists and swallow pills. But Hunt maintains the story's poignancy on a razor's edge, balancing the light romantic comedy involving Esther and her friends at the library with the tragedy of her stoic grief at home. And as an allegory of depression, Mr. Chartwell is remarkably illuminating.
—The Washington Post