"A truly intriguing mystery…Ozick brings off effects comparable to those of Isaac Bashevis Singer, who can persuade the reader to believe the incredible" — D. J. Enright, The New York Review of Books
"An arresting, original puzzle of a novel…The orphan desperate to know his father, a familiar theme of fairy tales and myths, is made magical once again." — People
"A spellbinding novel…The Messiah of Stockholm reaffirms Cynthia Ozick’s position as one of the finest and most imaginative writers of our time." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Intrigues and entertains…weaves a tale that is richly, intensely imagined." — Anne Tyler, The New Republic
"A striking book…Ozick writes with ferocious imaginative drive."
— Boston Globe
"A magician…a literary alchemist…a brilliant wordsmith."
— USA Today