--Voted second "Must Read" by UK library borrowers on World Book Day, after the winner, Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, ahead of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Lovely Bones, the Bookseller of Kabul, My Sister's Keeper and the Sharpe books of Bernard Cornwell, April 2005.
--Definitely my book of the year."
Irene Double, librarian for Bradford Libraries, UK, Shelf Life
Nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2004
--A mix of the real and surreal, a combination of fact and fiction and a hint of the American experiencing Switzerland, written in a straightforward and entertaining style is what makes Dinah Lee Küng such an interesting writer.-- Aradhna Sethi, Swiss News, Zurich, May 2004