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Critical Praise

"An incisive study of obsessive desire. . . . One of Shreve's most accomplished novels."

——Robert Allen Papinchak, Seattle Times

"Compelling. . . .All He Ever Wanted grabs hold and doesn't let go."

——John Muncie, Baltimore Sun

"Shreve gets it just right. . . . She explores the emotional costs on both sides with real sympathy and historical precision. . . . It's another indication of the breadth of her talent."

——Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor

"Artful entertainment. . . . Shreve at the top of her game."

——Janice P. Nimura, Washington Post


——Helen Falconer, Guardian