"Lovely...Chessman beautifully captures the rich relationship between model and painter, and between sisters."
"Entrancing...heartbreaking...makes [itself] felt long after one has finished this book."
——New York Newsday
"This flowing and lyrical novel...captures a bit of Paris of the time, gives us a teasing portrait of Degas, and brings to the foreground such questions as the relationship of the observer and the observed, and the questions of art and morality."
——Alan Cheuse, on NPR's All Things Considered