"[Tallent writes] with a keen, quicksilver appreciation of her characters’ inner lives and with a poet’s eye for the luminous, skewed details of everyday life."
— The New York Times
"Tallent’s prose style is the literary equivalent of Audrey Hepburn — cool, elegant, precise, stylishly dressed and very feminine."
— Dallas Morning News
"Everything about Tallent’s work speaks of its delicacy and precision…brilliant."
— Chicago Tribune