"(Indie Next List for Reading Groups - Summer 2010 - #2) "Uncanny in its evocation of a young woman coming of age, and of a city coming of age...depiction of Brooklyn and Ireland circa 1950, and of such issues as self determination, love of country, love of family, and, of course, sexual love." -- Betsy Burton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT"
"(Indie Next List for Reading Groups - Summer 2010 - #7) "...This is like one of the great life-and-death, myth-and-legend sagas with war, famine, exile, love, betrayal, great tenderness and compassion, a cast of characters, and the work of some larger powers all going on." -- Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA"
""At first glance, appears to be simply a story about a 55-year-old-man in a mid-life crisis. However, it is so much more than that. It is a study of love, marriage, the importance of family, and the inescapable influence of parents on their children. A remarkable tale with the trademark humor that is vintage Russo." -- Carol Katsoulis, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL"