From the first page, I was under Anna Solomon’s spell.Sue Monk Kidd, New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Wings
That rare combination of stunning language, raw emotion, and profound wisdom that catches you up and wrings you out and yet somehow leaves you fuller than when you began.Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You
Anna Solomon writes with a poet's reverence for language and a novelist's ability to keep us turning the page.J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Maine and The Engagements.
A piercing and often profound look at motherhood, what it is and isn’t, as well as the ways suffering makes and unmakes us all, sometimes many times over.Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun
A big, heartrending novel about the entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, both mothers to the same unforgettable girl.
A star from Library Journal
“Solomon’s…razor-sharp prose scrapes her characters raw as she plants them deeply in the history and turmoil of 1920s New England. A beautifully rendered tale of discovering one’s true nature. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Kirkus gives Leaving Lucy Pear a starred review
“Repeatedly opting for the less predictable outcome, Solomon reaches resolutions marked with the same reflective maturity as the rest of this solidly absorbing novel. Slow-movement storytelling: fully-fleshed, compassionate, and satisfying." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)