dazzling American tragedy. The characters who play out their fates here
are indelible and hauntingly real . . . figures of the enduring legacy of
immigrant life, its spectral humor and sheer tenacity."
- Patricia Hampl, author of A Romantic Education
Levine recreates a family tragedy with the surety of stroke of a Goya,
a Rembrandt . . . I couldn't put this book down."
has succeeded admirably in writing a first novel that respects readers'
intelligence, tugs their heartstrings and, most importantly, through the
sorrows of others, touches their souls."
Paterson is written with a poet's ear for rhythm, restraint, and understatement
and an artist's eye for significant detail. With a nod towards her predecessors'
use of Paterson both as a site and subject, Levine succeeds in creating
something well-constructed, original, and wholly her own."