[Go Ask Fannie] displays her marvelous gift for creating vibrant and believable characters while keeping a keen, often humorous eye on their less desirable traits ... Hyde’s insightful and engaging novel is highly recommended.
The story — which involves a crime, an accident, an aging father, a connection with an old flame, and various other dramas — whirls briskly. Hyde has a fine ear for dialogue ... She handles the many narrative threads deftly, moving back and forth in time and highlighting various points of view.
Hyde (The Abortionist’s Daughter, 2006) gives readers a family that could mirror their own, including the characters, the conversations, and the treasured family keepsake. With all the feel of a This Is Us episode, Hyde’s latest novel will delight readers.
The book is written with clearly defined characters who, at no point, deviate from their role ... There is no clear theme or moral to the tale and while what's here is not horrible, without a clear purpose there isn't a need to read it.
...celebrated author Elisabeth Hyde reminds readers that family survival isn’t about simply setting aside old rivalries, but preserving the love that’s written between the lines. Moving and eminently satisfying, Go Ask Fannie shows the author in top form.