By Laurie Colwin
“A clever, bighearted publication via a sensible, bighearted author. A deft and humorous one, too.” —The Washington publish
“A luminous telling of 2 sleek romances, a ebook that lingers sweetly and hilariously within the memory.” —Dallas Morning information
“Abounds in strong strains, aphorisms, suggestion to either the enjoyed and the lovelorn.” —The big apple Times
“An dependent, clean, humorous story of 4 humans in love…. There’s electrical energy here... natural delight.” —Village Voice
“A pleasure…. unending surprises and eventually boundless joy…. it'd be tricky to not take pleasure in it all!” —The New Yorker
“Colwin’s view of the area is comedian with a sophisticated feel of unhappiness, and her love for even her so much intractable characters doesn't continue her from guffawing at their expense.” —The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
“[Laurie Colwin] handles feeling as cunningly as Ann Beattie and Frederick Barthelme deal with numbness.” —Los Angeles occasions
“If Laurie Colwin have been an artist rather than a author, she will be a maker of these small, scrumptious drawings dropped into the textual content of the hot Yorker. . . . She is a grasp of beautiful incidentals—the curve of the stomach of a glass, the colour of a blue Staffordshire plate, the relief of ‘nursery’ nutrition on chilly days.” —Christian technological know-how display screen
“Colwin is inventive, comedic, and spirited.” —The Boston Globe
“[Colwin’s] novels . . . have nice charm—a appeal that comes from a relaxed, witty and observant global view and her attractive writing kind. She describes basic existence with common humans; she writes approximately love, relationships and households. She illuminates sleek city romance. She appears to be like on the approach husbands and better halves, brothers and sisters—and, nearly unavoidably in a Colwin novel, extramarital lovers—deal with one another. it would be dull if no longer for the acuteness of her insight.” —Buffalo information
“A really fantastic writer.” —The Orlando Sentinel
“Colwin writes with such sunny ability, and such tireless enthusiasm.” —Joyce Carol Oates, the hot York occasions booklet overview
“The successor to Dorothy Parker and sunrise Powell.” —Roger Friedman
“A author of originality and vision.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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