Praise for Penelope Lively
"Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit."
–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"One of our most talented writers."–The New York Times Book Review
"A consummate storyteller."–The Seattle Times
"In her own late seventies now, with a legion of regular readers and newcomers with every book, Lively continues to surprise and illuminate, writing to ever more dazzling effect."–The Boston Globe
"Witty, gentle-humored, sharp . . . Lively is a keen observer and an engaging narrator."–NPR's All Things Considered