...gorgeously moving ... Solomon expertly works on a large, mesmerizing canvas, with an almost dizzying array of characters, each moving the terrific drama of the book ... Solomon renders each character so exquisitely complex, they could be the heroes of their own novels.
Interweaving is the mechanism that propels this novel. Tight-linked chains of action and response, misapprehension and revelation are braided together into a narrative that may, at times, feel a little too tidy and, at others, a little too diffuse but, through Solomon’s strong prose and fleet pacing, consistently provides the essential pleasures of a good story well told ... There is an agreeably old-fashioned forthrightness to the way Solomon crafts those characters.
Solomon is a beautiful writer, and her prose brings people and scenes achingly alive ... At times it feels like Solomon is ticking off boxes to prove she researched the 1920s setting (Prohibition, check; Sacco and Vanzetti, check), but she needn’t have worried: Her characters’ struggles with motherhood and identity would be compelling in any era.