"Few other contemporary novelists weave past and present so skillfully, capturing the seamless texture of time."
"To create both sympathetic characters and an enticing plot is no small feat, but Shreve does this seamlessly."
"Shreve's ability to build dramatic tension is remarkable."
"Anita Shreve is by far one of the finest novelists of her time. One cannot help but compare this fine contemporary author with the likes of literary giant Edith Wharton."