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Critical Praise

"Compelling…doesn't disappoint."


"Laurie Graham is a writer with a remarkably malleable comic voice."


"A delight…Graham's style is riveting, hilarious one-liners falling in quick succession."

——The Times (London)

"Fresh, funny, and smart."

——Observer (London)

"An irrepressible adventurer, Poppy is a comic combination of innocence and pluck, but although this is a brisk, breezy read, it's also a novel with serious bite."

——Daily Mail

"A combination of stealthy nostalgia and tender comedy…she writes with pathos-a quality that is rarely taken seriously nowadays, perhaps because it usually relies on a quality of innocence for its effect."

——Times Literary Supplement

"It's the insight it offers into changing personal attitudes and family life during this turbulent period that makes it such a fascinating read. The central character is delightful and the characters she encounters are both accurate and colorful."

——Irish News

"Laurie Graham has a wonderfully light, deft touch."

——Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

"Wildly funny…you can't help being charmed."

——The Sunday Times (London)

"Fantastic, engrossing…Graham injects Poppy with the same eccentric humor all her protagonists share, making it impossible not to love her. 'A Glamour Must Read.'"