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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

"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)

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

——The Denver Post

"[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