Like the restaurant it spends all of its time in, the book is a reminder of why some things are best left in the past.

Sophie Wazlowski

The novel is a unique blend of historical and magical elements.

Lily and her purse

“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better.”


Apekina employs a blend of perspective and shifting timeframes to propel the novel with stunning volatility.

Rebecca Solnit

Solnit reminds us that our actions matter even when they seem trivial.


The strongest stories in the collection are about gender, a theme on which Simpson delivers startling insights through various unremarkable men and women.

Esi Edugyan

The connection between Wash and Titch is one of the most captivating aspects of the novel.


Death was pushed right in front of my face, narrating Liesel and Rudy’s world, and I wasn’t convinced for a second.


In both form and content, Nuñez’s work pushes its reader to think more deeply about the world and its inhabitants.


I am a woman, and I am liberated by my rage. You should be too.