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Critical Praise

“In this enveloping, emotionally intricate, suspenseful drama, McDermott lures readers into her latest meticulously rendered Irish American enclave.... Like Alice Munro, McDermott is profoundly observant and mischievously witty, a sensitive and consummate illuminator of the realization of the self, the ravages of illness and loss, and the radiance of generosity.... McDermott’s extraordinary precision, compassion, and artistry are entrancing and sublime.... This is one of literary master McDermott’s most exquisite works.”

—Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)