"Amusing, searching, unpredictable, often wise, Hough offers a portrait
of what we call normal life, fraught, lonely, yet sometimes magical. The narrative
twists are intricate and compelling but it’s the characters’ reflections on the
immensity of life that give the novel its heft. How did Hough penetrate the female
psyche so deeply? The protagonist Rosie is so exuberantly imagined, we hate having
to say goodbye when the novel ends."
– Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter