“Brennert writes his valentine to the New Jersey playground of his youth in Ragtime style, mixing fact and fiction. It’s a memorable trip.”
“Palisades Park is a perfect novel. Alan Brennert does a spectacular job of laying out a family saga from 1922 to 1974... he gracefully conjures up a place and time that is no more." —The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
"An epic journey through the life of a treasured amusement park, with a cast of characters who experience great wonders and tragedies."
—Lancaster (PA) Sunday News
"Brennert...creates a real emotional pull in his evocative description of the eccentric, hardworking people who made up the Palisades family in good times and in bad." —Publishers Weekly on Palisades Park
"This nostalgic coming-of-age tale of a little girl with big dreams is the perfect read." —Library Journal on Palisades Park
“A literate, thoughtful saga….Brennert’s tale is a universal one [and] a pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews on Palisades Park
"A sweeping, epic novel . . . beautifully told." —Library Journal (starred) on Honolulu
"A lush tale of ambition, sacrifice, and survival. . . . Immense . . . yet intimate."
—Booklist on Honolulu
“A dazzling historical saga.” —The Washington Post on Moloka'i
"A poignant story." —Los Angeles Times on Moloka'i
"A superb novel." –Los Angeles Daily News on Moloka'i