“Casey is a sensitive and courageous chronicler....[These] absolutely soar with illuminating little details that crack everything open and reach for hope.” The Hartford Courant

“A primer on the genealogy of loneliness....Novelistic, its theme of loss made palpable and powerful....Such riches.” The New York Times Book Review

“A skillful, moving collection of stories....Casey infuses her character's bleak situations with a winning combination of emotional resonance, subtle humor, and wisdom.” Publisher's Weekly

“Refreshingly unaffected....There's a deliberate tenderness in Casey's handling of her characters.” The Washington Post Book World

“Like Eudora Welty, Maud Casey aims her considerable art at such nearly unsayable recognitions and has crafted a book that is a treasure trove of jewels to live for—stories beautiful, multifaceted, and fierce with light.” Stuart Dybek, author of Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Stories and Paper Lantern: Love Stories