--New York Times
"In a tale that rings strikingly true, [Anna] Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life."--"People"
"We come to love this family, because Quindlen makes their ordinary lives so fascinating, their mundane interactions engaging and important. . . . Never read a book that made you cry? Be prepared for a deluge of tears."--"USA Today
"Anna Quindlen's writing is like knitting; prose that wraps the reader in the warmth and familiarity of domestic life. . . . Then, as in her novels "Black and Blue" and "One True Thing, "Quindlen starts to pull at the world she has knitted, and lets it unravel across the pages."--"The Seattle Times"
"Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother's love."--"The Washington Post"
"A wise, closely observed, achingly eloquent book."--The Huffington P