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From the Publisher"Recalls the early work of Sue Miller and Anne Tyler."
— Providence Journal
"A triumph of good writing."
— The Washington Post
"Bauer expertly maps the ferocity and anguish of a parent's love for a child . . . [in a] spell of exceptional storytelling."
— Entertainment Weekly
"A beautifully rendered novel . . . [of] searing and often heartbreaking passion."
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is a phenomenal first novel, a story of mother love . . . told with delicacy and humor."
— Garrison Keillor
"Bauer's prose often pierces with authentic, unsentimental power."
— Publishers Weekly