"Her gift as a writer is so considerable that her characters' revelations and predicaments linger in the mind long after her narrative has darted of in other directions."
--Alice Traux, The New York Times Book Review
"This may sound formulaic, the stuff of bad women's magazines, but in author Tessa Hadley's hands it's anything but."
--Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World
"Hadley has written gorgeous contradictions and harmonious and inharmonious interactions into a warm novel that follows the contours of four generations of a family and, in the end, shows us ourselves."
--Gretchen Gurujal, Associated Press
"Complex, intelligent...expertly captures the texture of daily existence and the struggle of three memorable women to make their way in the world."