"Elegant . . . spare, economical and charged with meaning ." --"The New York Times Book Review" "One of a handful of writers in America capable of injecting the necessary quietude into his prose. . . . "Reunion" is that rare thing in this age: a genuine work of art." --"Denver Post" "A skillful exercise in the evocation of memory and loss. . . . Lightman's delicate prose turns [Reunion] into a fascinating study." --"The Washington Post Book World" "Marvelously written. . . . A worthy addition to Lightman's work." --"Rocky Mountain News" "Lightman's prose leaps and twirls, circles his subjects and raises them up. If Degas or Manet had written prose it would read like this. . . . Reunion is that rare thing in this age: a genuine work of art." --"Denver Post" "A skillful exercise in the evocation of memory and loss. . . . Lightman's delicate prose turns [Reunion] into a fascinating study." --"The Washington Post Book World""""Reunion seeks . . . to plumb life's most complicated and enduring relationship: that between who one was and who one is. . . . Reunion most powerfully explores the seductions and betrayals of young love."" --The New York Times" "Undeniably affecting. . . . Memorably lovely. . . . Lightman's lyrical meditation on aging and nostalgia [will] hit home for just about any reader." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Haunting. . . . He has a Proustian concern for manipulations of time and memory . . . [a] melancholy grasp of the sovereign ineluctability of time, that 'hour of eternity.' . . . Such a rueful consciousness is a pleasure to witness." --"Boston Globe" "A profoundly human story, rich in depth and nuance. . . . Lightman writes witha lightness, a lyrical understatedness that belies the underlying depths and complexities of the novel. . . . Reunion is the work of a great writer." --"The Globe and Mail" (Toronto) "Prose both luminous and precise. . . . The images of lightness and beauty and grace, of complexity and obsession that Lightman conjures through Charles' vision of his lover make us participate in Charles' yearning." --"The San Diego Union Tribune" "A subtle and haunting novel. . . . In Lightman's hands, the act of remembrance becomes a meditation on time, loss, and the ultimate selfishness of love. His writing gets under your skin precisely because of its measured and undemonstrative tone." --"Daily Mail" (London) "An achingly beautiful story about memory and the loss of passion. . . . Lightman succeeds in writing an inventive, unsentimental love story." --"The Newark Star-Ledger" "Uncommonly rich imagination . . . a masterful touch." --" Rocky Mountain News"