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Critical Praise

"A stunning debut by a major new voice for her generation."

——Silas House, author of A Parchment of Leaves

"[A]n achingly beautiful and bittersweet tale."

——John Dufresne, author of Louisiana Power & Light

"A brilliant, hard-to-put-down novel, Tucker teaches us a life lesson. . ."

——Memphis Flyer

"[An] intriguing and heartwarming tale of family and struggle."

——Times Leader

"Engaging and bittersweet. . . a wonderful first novel."


"[A] sparkling debut. . . delightful and engrossing."

——Margot Livesey, author of Eva Moves the Furniture

"Tucker turns an engaging premise into a fascinating novel."

——The Denver Post

"This intoxicating debut may remind [readers] of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides, but it's not lost in their shadows."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[The] song reading device is ingenious. . . . Tucker skillfully juggles the elements of this complicated story."

——The Boston Globe

"Tucker's first effort out of the gate is a clear winner. . . [Be] among the first to discover a brilliant new literary talent. . .."

——The Albuquerque Tribune