"Tyler's books get wiser, funnier and richer as they go."
"If this novel were a painting it could be called Portrait of America. Anne Tyler writes it like a great landscape artist....[A]ttention to detail combines with brilliant chiaroscuro to produce a modern classic. The picture is so rich and original that it will be revisited again and again."
"A Patchwork Planet makes the tender promise that you need not pay all your life for the mistakes you make when you are young. This is vintage Tyler."
"Set A Patchwork Planet on top of your...reading list and visit it as fast as you can....Gracefully written...intensely satisfying."
——Austin, TX Chronicle