“Cures for Heartbreak is a sad, funny, smart, endlessly poignant novel. . . . It made me feel grateful for my life, for my family, and above all for the world that brings us gifts like the gift of Margo Rabb.”–Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
“Cures for Heartbreak is full of sadness, humor, and quirky details that ring completely true. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”–Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep
“Margo Rabb’s ‘World History’ [a chapter in Cures for Heartbreak] is unusual in its depiction of familial tragedy in the context of large-scale horror. . . . [It] beautifully brings together the intensely personal and the historical, and rings with the authenticity of a bitter, yet illuminating truth.”–Joyce Carol Oates
Starred review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2007:
"Black humor, pitch-perfect detail, and compelling characters make this a terrific read, despite the pain that permeates every superbly written page."
Starred review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, April 2007:
"This is undeniably a book of anguish, it’s also one of raw strength and casual, clever humor in random and surprising places, making it a compelling as well as tearful read."
From the Hardcover edition.