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Critical Praise

"Emotionally, the novel connects fiercely with readers…"

——Les Chappell,

"The language in this book is beautifully crafted, the imagery is rich and evocative. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to examine characters thoroughly and come to know them from the inside out. This author can really write."

——Tristi Pinkston, courtesy of

"...a literary jewel set in 1917 New York with characters so clear you could pick them out of a crowd... Marchetta's book would make the perfect book club read!"

——J. Kaye Oldner, J. Kaye's Book Blog

"Marchetta’s prose is elegant in its simplicity, its rhythm gently carrying the reader forward like the Hudson River that figures so prominently throughout the story."

——Kirkus Discoveries