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Critical Praise

" Stunning . . . out-Copperfields 'David Copperfield' . . . A powerhouse of storytelling, with the painful, pitiful, sad, always fascinating details of the most ordinary of lives. "--Georgia Jones-Davis, The Los Angeles Times"An effervescent, affecting delight. "--The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle"Remarkable . . . One of the funniest books to come out of Britain in years. "--The New York Times"Startlingly original . . . a poignant and beautifully wrought portrait of a young girl's growth. "--The Seattle Times"Breathtaking . . . luminescent . . . sure and sophisticated, poetic and darkly comic. "--The Boston Globe"[Kate Atkinson] is a writer whose adventurous eye provides rare and constant pleasures. "--New York Newsday