“A COMPELLING EMOTIONAL PORTRAIT . . . Samuel’s writing is a gift to readers, her voice a demand for us to feel everything in our lives and to meet it with courage . . . a truly luminous novel.”
–Contra Costa Times
“Barbara Samuel’s writing is, quite simply, splendid. . . . These women are as familiar as your next-door neighbor and as exotic as the goddesses who archetype their lives. Samuel soars with genius in the humanity of her storytelling.”
“Warmhearted . . . [Samuel’s] characters are warmly drawn and sympathetic, their problems real and believable.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.