From his review:
"I wanted to write and tell you about Lisa Cohen's "All We Know" minutes after I finished the book, because, given my unqualified enthusiasm, I doubt I'll make sense about it in the conversations to come. Like all great books (this one is being published in July; order it now), it will reverberate and eventually become essentially "languageless" in my mind as it continues to live as a profound thing in my heart. "All We Know," is an intensely humbling and troubling read. Cohen's remarkable, sui generis study about three modernist figures-Esther Murphy, Mercedes de Acosta, and Madge Garland, for many years a fashion editor at British Vogue-is, in part, about dread, which is to say failure and fear of self-exposure, and how we accommodate our lives to suit the various shadows splashed by the sun of occasional triumph. "