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Critical Praise

"A big, bold-hearted love story that will sweep you up and take you, uncomplaining, on a journey full of heartbreak and light."

——Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin and The Dancer Upstairs

"A historically rich exploration of important ethical issues --- and an exciting read as well."

——Peter Singer, bestselling author of Animal Liberation

"Fast-paced, almost cinematic . . . Zimler is particularly talented at evoking place, whether the outdoor markets of Porto, a plantation near Charleston, or early-19th-century New York City."

——Jewish Week

"A gorgeous tapestry of rich historical and imaginative detail . . . The unforgettable characters [will] break your heart."

——Elizabeth Rosner, award-winning author of The Speed of Light