A young woman's ability to collect herself, by herself, in the face of oppressive circumstances, is the force behind this novel. Told in a voice that is both honest and unsparing, it is an important addition to the oeuvre of a writer of real scope and power.
"In the Springtime of the Year. speaks of home-truths, of rituals, of long-established ways of life and of a sense of sharing. (of a woman's) progress through stages of grief. It is less a novel than a portrait of an emotion, and as this it is poignant and convincing."The New York Times