"A remarkable work of recollection and imagination." –The Boston Globe
"A shining poetic evocation of a child’s experience of the loss of her mother."
–The New York Times
"[Minot] has a wild, unstrung, lyrical gift." –The New York Times Book Review
"A sensitive, sensuous first novel . . . a bright-dark rendering of a young girl’s great childhood loss, told with quiet power and deep feeling." –Elle