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Critical Praise

“ incisive, diamond-sharp act of love.”
    — Vanity Fair

“A masterpiece of storytelling.”
    — The Guardian

“The book of the year.... A soaring paean to a brilliant young woman and to the infinite invincible power of love.”
    — New York

“Passionate and moving.”
    — The New York Times Book Review

“Incandescent.... a meteor shower bombarding us in a loss that glitters. Heartbreaking and chilling.”
    — The Boston Globe

“A beautiful evocation of love and loss, and a searing dispatch written from within a personal Ground Zero.... A must-read novel.”
    — Sunday Times (UK)

“Alternately lush and naked, lyrical and sardonic, philosophical and wry.... SAY HER NAME will transport you.”
    — San Francisco Chronicle

“Exceptional.... A letter of goodbye from a man falling apart.... Reminiscent of the vulnerability of Joan Didion’s THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING.”
    — The Independent (UK)

“Goldman spins all his threads continuously, almost breathlessly, as if weaving a spell that keeps Aura present, as though he’s afraid to pause for breath lest the spell be broken.... SAY HER NAME shimmers with power.”
    — Zyzzyva

“Formidable, generous, and depleting.... Goldman’s language of grief can be as tailored and whimsical as a Cesar Aira novel and as grounded as Saul Bellow’s HERZOG or HUMBOLDT'S GIFT.”
    — Austin American Statesman

“The intensity, tenderness, and heat of Goldman’s love is extraordinary; how many of us have ever been loved so well? Or would recognize such love, were it not laid out with such intelligence and precision?”
    — Newsday