The appeal of this book is . . . that it has much to say about how a good family works . . . in times both hard and easy . . . It's a moving and strangely joyful book, a kind of celebration, and it's written with an assurance far beyond the reach of most first novelists. (Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review)
If love is details, so is storytelling, and Anne Lamott excels at it. Her way with analogy, metaphor, and evocative detail is subtle; her ability to shift from the specific to the general to the specific again, superb. (Suzanne Mantell, The Nation)
Anne Lamott is the author of five novels and two works of nonfiction, Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird. She lives in Northern California.
I love reading Anne Lamott's works. This book is not my favorite; maybe it's the subject matter. It's hard to laugh when times are tough; and that is the point of this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Doranne
I am a great fan of Anne Lamott's amazing writing skill and heartfelt storytelling. This one is a little on the lackluster side. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Terri J. Rice
Anne Lamott is a very gifted writer and I love most of her work. Unfortunately, this fiction was a little over the top for me to enjoy, with so much sexual focus, concerning the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
What can I say about Anne's writing? This is a great novel for those of us who are used to reading Anne's op-ed pieces. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Barry Hoerz