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“Yates writes powerfully and enters completely and effortlessly into the lives of his characters . . . A spare yet wrenching tale.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“An elegant, moving novel, quietly poignant.” ―Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post
“Invigorating and even gripping. The dialogue is artful enough to sound natural. In his descriptive prose every word works quietly to inspire the illusion that things are happening by themselves . . . A literary achievement.” ―Paul Gray, Time
“Exact, indisputable, and moving.” ―Richard Todd, The Atlantic
“Extraordinarily good . . . Written with the force and simplicity of absolute truth.” ―The San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
“The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal . . . The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight.” ―Stuart O'Nan, The Boston Book Review
Richard Yates, who died in 1992, was the author of seven novels, including Revolutionary Road, and two story collections. The widely celebrated Collected Stories of Richard Yates (now available from Picador) first appeared in May 2001.
I'm a big Yates fan and have read most of his writing. It's not his absolute best but if you need a Yates fix this will do just fine. I enjoyed it.Published 3 months ago by Neely Coyote McCormick
Mr. Yates certain could get into female psyche and dysfunction.
This book, where events happened before 1970's, is not limited by it's time period. Read more
Richard Yates once again weaves a compelling tale using everyday lives of everyday people and shows us that even the most mundane occurrence can spell disaster for our children. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JulieAnn Carter-Winward
This is a very depressing book. I'm fine with reading a book about unhappy people etc. but the characters in Easter parade don't evolve, even though we follow them for about 45... Read morePublished 8 months ago by L.
I don't think this is Yates' best work but it is still pretty damn good. The man was a hell of a writer and it shows here just as in everything else he wrote. Read morePublished 9 months ago by akreader
This classic Richard Yates book was a page-turner that I consumed in two days. I couldn't put it down and enjoyed every word! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bess
Richard Yates's The Easter Parade echoes similar sensibilities to his first novel, Revolutionary Road. The novel describes 40 years of the lives of Emily, Sarah and Pookie Grimes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by KDRM