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
Chosen by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millions, BookPage, and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune as a Must-Read book for Summer 2016
Review: The New York Times Book Review
"...consistently provides the essential pleasures of a good story well told....this is a book governed... by empathy, a desire to give each character opportunities for growth and betterment, bravery and openness."
Interview: NPR's Here & Now
Anna talks with host Robin Young about the book, the 1920s, being an outsider, Virginia Woolf, and more
Review: Entertainment Weekly
"Solomon is a beautiful writer, and her prose brings people and scenes achingly alive."
Review: The Boston Globe
"...gorgeously moving... a dazzling exploration of the impact of roads untaken on motherhood, class, and gender.... It’s impossible to stop reading, because Solomon has made us care so much for all the characters, because she’s fashioned a world so real, you can taste the salt spray and smell the heady fragrance of the ripe pears." - Caroline Leavitt
TIME puts Leaving Lucy Pear on its shelves...
...in this lovely spread.