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Critical Praise

"The Girls skillfully tackles a tricky subject with both laugh-out-loud humor and grace."


"A complex consideration of identity and individuality, of sameness and difference, of what it means to be normal and what it takes to feel at home in the world."

——Francine Prose, People

"Lansens, who has a gentle, open way of writing, makes of these two girls a kind of perfect marriage, harmonious and everlasting."

——Stacey D'Erasmo, New York Times Book Review

"This is not a book about the grotesque but a book about love, about being bound to someone else and accepting the situation gracefully, even gratefully."

——Malena Watrous, San Francisco Chronicle