"Beautifully astute . . . extravagantly fine fiction." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
"Wise and resounding . . . [Amy] Bloom joins the ranks of the unforgettable: F. Scott Fitzgerald's eyeless time; Virginia Woolf's impassivity in the progress of her characters' lives."--"Los Angeles Times"
"[Bloom] writes in beautifully wrought prose, with spunky humor and a flair for delectably eccentric details. . . . Brava."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"To read Bloom is to fall in love--with her characters and with the magic that language can make."--"More "
"Stirring . . . Characters [are] rendered in sexy, loving, living color."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"[An] indelible new collection . . . Bloom illuminates the way our affections define us, old and young, for better or worse."--"People"
"Moving, shocking, written with compassion and understanding and generously reflective of the fragility of our lives."--"The Miami Herald" spent a week
A young woman struggles to come to terms with her friend's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the most unlikely of places; a daughter returns to her hated father's house to care for him in his final days and discovers an unexpected bond; and, in a set of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves irresistibly sexually drawn to one another. In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking new book, Amy Bloom explores the unexpected patterns that love, and its absence, weave into our lives.With her generous and clear-eyed understanding of human complexity and contrariness, the award-winning author introduces us to some of her most unforgettable characters yet.
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