Another unburied treasure, with Howland's glimmering talent again on full display. Each story showcases the author's intelligence, insightfulness, and incomparable eye for illuminating detail and ear for captivating dialogue...This rediscovered collection feels as clear and colorful as if it had been written today.
–Kirkus starred review
Exuberantly voice-y short stories.–Marion Winik, Washington Post
A writer of unusual talent, power and intelligence.... Stunning power and beauty abound in this book.–Johanna Kaplan, New York Times
There is being seen, and then there is seeing. There is no seeing like Bette Howland's. On every page, catching the narrator's every glance, are observations rich in detail and delight–honest, acerbic, alert, and always dazzling in their inventiveness and wry, hard-edged wisdom.–Amitava Kumar
Style is a great preservative in literature and the quality that Bette Howland's... writing possess[es] in abundance, and the reason [her] work has proved worth preserving.–Joseph Epstein, Commentary