Abeautifully crafted story reminiscent of the best Mary Gordon or John MacGahern or Claire Keegan. She's got heart and subtlety all at once.
A richly detailed, powerfully evocative novel . . . Keane tells an archetypal American story . . . and she brings it robustly to life in ways that help us to see its long-lasting ability to inspire. There is a gritty, courageous immediacy to Keane's realism, as she renders scene with great emotional intesity . . . Keane's first novel is as powerful as it is relevant. Enthusiastically recommended.
Richly moving . . . Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes joyous and tender - one of those stories that lingers in the reader's memory as a lived experience.
Keane creates characters as believable as they are quietly decent and wise. Never heavy-handed, she allows us to journey with them as they slowly accumulate bits of life knowledge.
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