" A novel so foursquare, so delicate and lovely . . . it has the power to exalt the reader." --"The New York Times Book Review"
" Resonant and meaningful . . . . A song of praise in honor of the lives it chronicles [and] a story about people's ability to adapt and redeem themselves, to heal the wounds of isolation by moving, gropingly and imperfectly, toward community." --Richard Tillinghast, "The Washington Post Book World"
" A compelling and compassionate novel. . . . [With] his sheer assurance as a storyteller, [Mr. Haruf] has conjured up an entire community, and ineluctably immersed the reader in its dramas." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
" A work as flawlessly unified as a short story by Poe or Chekhov." --Jon Hassler, "Chicago Tribune"
" Haunting, virtuosic, inimitable." --Sarah Saffian, "San Francisco Chronicle"
" If the novelist invents a world, then Mr. Haruf has shaped a place of enormous goodness... The story itself--spare, unsentimental, rooted in action--honors the values of the community it describes." --Lisa Michaels,
" A moving look at our capacity for both pointless cruelty and simple decency, our ability to walk out of the wreckage of one family and build a stronger one where that one used to stand." --Jeff Giles, "Newsweek"
" A work as flawlessly unified as a short story by Poe or Chekhov." --Jon Hassler, "Chicago Tribune"show more