"Rawlings writes with vivid sensuousness and a palpable sense of purpose in throwing curveballs at her familiar characters. The result is a probing investigation into the unbearable lovelessness of modern life, and an attendant search for certainty."
The family in Rawlings story must cope with the mother's need to move in a disparate direction.
This chronicle of a Long Island family from the early 1960s through the 1990s is beautifully written, smart, funny, and very moving.
Vividly drawn characters, brilliant description and detail, a gripping, moving story told with a discerning eye and an open heart.
I was reading The Agnostics on an Alaska Airlines flight. The woman sitting behind me saw the cover of the book I was reading. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Puppy Out Of Breath
Wendy Rawlings is a truly gifted writer. I could not put this book down! I became so involved in each character's life that I could not stop thinking about them throughout the day. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Molly Savoy
Wendy Rawlings bridges the gap between the characters and the narrator. The characters are continually developed throughout the book in a variety of ways, especially through their... Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by M. Hawkins
Rawlings' empathy for all her characters is masterfully done at the level of both craft and insight. Read morePublished on November 23, 2007 by Kate Woodworth