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Brooke AllenGordon has more success with long, expository stories that allow wider scope for her descriptive skills and her gift for building a character. Throughout the book, there are many happy surprises: an original and pragmatic point of view, a distinctive intermingling of humor and tragedy, a high level of empathy. It’s a shame, though, that the stories haven’t been provided with dates or arranged in a clear chronology. Tracking the progression of a writer’s career is always instructive — and in a career like Mary Gordon’s particularly so.
— The New York Times