From the first page, I was under Anna Solomon’s spell.Sue Monk Kidd, New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Wings
Solomon is a beautiful writer. Her characters' struggles with motherhood and identity would be compelling in any era.Entertainment Weekly
A book governed... by earnest empathy, a desire to give each character opportunities for growth and betterment, bravery and openness.The New York Times Book Review
Gorgeously moving... impossible to stop reading.The Boston Globe
Chosen by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millions, BookPage, and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune as a Must-Read book for Summer.
Paperback available June 27!
Same great book in smaller, lighter, more beach- and book group-friendly form, in stores on 6/27 or available for pre-order now.
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