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Critical Praise

"Boyle combines his gift for historical re-creation with his dazzling powers as a storyteller. . . . Riven Rock is as romantic as it is informative, as colorful as it is convincing. "

—The Boston Sunday Globe

"Boyle's most affecting book. . . . His dialogue is tone-perfect. His storytelling . . . is mesmerizing. "

—New York Newsday

"Deftly plotted. . . The craziest love story imaginable, but a love story nevertheless. . . one that chills the bones as you read . . . . Vintage Boyle. "

—Kirkus Reviews

"A sustained, wise and enthralling portrait of America's lost past. . . . The author's best and perhaps most unusual book. "

—San Francisco Chronicle

"Filled with good writing and richly observed scenes; it has humanity and humor in abundance. "

—— D. M. Thomas, The New York Times Book Review