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Critical Praise

Here are characters who seem to live of their own volition, who talk out of a terrible inner need to make themselves known and understood, who reveal not just themselves but the yearning heart of our great flawed democracy.

—Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EMPIRE FALLS and NOBODY'S FOOL

Walter [has a] virtuoso command of character and dialogue...With its Capra-like spirit, it serves as a surprisingly satisfying antidote to the avalanche of cynical chatter emanating from this year's political campaigns and commentators.


Dispassionate and compassionate by turns, and always engrossing. Walter's best by far.

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)