By Laurie Colwin
“A clever, bighearted e-book by way of a sensible, bighearted author. A deft and humorous one, too.” —The Washington publish
“A luminous telling of 2 glossy romances, a e-book that lingers sweetly and hilariously within the memory.” —Dallas Morning information
“Abounds in stable strains, aphorisms, recommendation 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…. never-ending surprises and finally boundless joy…. it might be tough to not take pleasure in it all!” —The New Yorker
“Colwin’s view of the area is comedian with a refined experience of disappointment, 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 gorgeous incidentals—the curve of the abdominal of a tumbler, the colour of a blue Staffordshire plate, the relief of ‘nursery’ nutrition on chilly days.” —Christian technology display screen
“Colwin is inventive, comedic, and spirited.” —The Boston Globe
“[Colwin’s] novels . . . have nice charm—a attraction that comes from a peaceful, witty and observant global view and her enticing writing variety. She describes general existence with common humans; she writes approximately love, relationships and households. She illuminates smooth city romance. She appears on the manner husbands and better halves, brothers and sisters—and, virtually 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 very good writer.” —The Orlando Sentinel
“Colwin writes with such sunny ability, and such tireless enthusiasm.” —Joyce Carol Oates, the hot York occasions publication evaluate
“The successor to Dorothy Parker and sunrise Powell.” —Roger Friedman
“A author of originality and vision.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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