“Christopher Tilghman is such a smart and honest writer–so forgiving and so knowing about all that people do that requires forgiveness–that it’s possible to enter his stories fully, without really noticing the clarity, intelligence and supple strength of his sentences, until you find them with you, weeks later.”
“Once again, Chris Tilghman displays his talent for plumbing the depths of family life and for showing just how hard how it can be to escape the past, both our own and our family’s. Roads of the Heart is a richly imagined, beautifully written, deeply affecting novel."
"Roads of the Heart glows, both with Christopher Tilghman’s beautiful language, and with his graceful, compassionate meditations on the family. I found myself re-reading these sentences, just for the pleasures of the prose. Wise, tender and illuminating, this book delivers pleasures on many levels, and lingers in the mind long after it has been closed."