From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"With this book, Itani joins a group of novelists who have chronicled quiet lives from start to finish, uncovering treasure in their dark corners: Carol Shields with The Stone Diaries, Marilynne Robinson with Gilead . . . Apparently small moments assume lyrical dimensions and significance, and here is where Itani's true gift lies. . . . [Itani] dips into the past to illuminate the present moment, building such emotional complexity that the novel's ending--both inevitable and surprising--is as subtle as it is wrenching." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Similiarly to Alice Munro, Itani eschews pyrotechnics of language in favor of building psychologically toward realization. . . . Itani treats her memorable characters with gentle humor and compassion; in Remembering the Bones, people ache to do their best in a physically and emotionally dangerous world. . . . Beautifully paced . . . [this novel] is, in its every moment, an argument for life." -- The Globe & Mail
"[An] exquisite new novel . . . Itani is a spectacularly sensitive writer, and I could not put this book down, except for the moments when tears clouded my vision. . . . What lifts the book into the realm of the truly special is Itani's remarkable language. . . . Remembering the Bones is a novel not to be missed." -- The Edmonton Journal
"[Itani] crafts a beautiful novel filled with unbearable tension. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal