Praise for Sue Miller's "The Senator's Wife""
""Pure Miller . . . tasteful, elegant, sensuous . . . insightful, complex . . . "The Senator's Wife" is Miller's latest extended contemplation of marriage, and a master class in the refinement of craft." --"The Boston Globe
"Complex and beautifully drawn . . . with her keen eye and precise prose, Ms. Miller expertly conveys the passage of time and the evolution of emotions, giving readers the sense of lives fully lived." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Miller plays her hand in a masterly fashion." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"I closed "The Senator's Wife" and instantly wished there was someone around with whom to discuss the Jodi Picoult like ending." --"USA Today
"Lost in the Forest"
"But more important and distinctive is the power of a style that never announces itself as 'style' and that is consonant with a nonjudgmental poise of presentation. T. S. Eliot once wondered whether Shakespeare really 'thought' anything at all: 'He was occupied with turning human actions into poetry, ' Eliot decided. Something similar might be said about Miller's impartiality, her refusal to assign blame or 'explain' why things happen as they happened. Her sense of life one calls it that, inadequately is such that we are content to discover with her the powerful connections among the characters and events she imagines." --"The Boston Globe
""[K]een psychological insight, her radar for emotional nuance, her visceral understanding of familial dynamics. . . . Ms. Miller's innate sympathy for her characters and her shrewd understanding of the mathematics of family life go a long way." --"The New York Times
"Miller has always been adept at rendering the complexities of family life, the way even well-intentioned, decent people can't walk across a room without wounding at least one person they love." --"The New York Times Book Review
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