Praise

Starred Review for The Hundred-Year House in Publishers Weekly

pwPublishers Weekly has given The Hundred-Year House a starred review, calling it “lively and clever… exceptionally well constructed, with engaging characters busy reinventing themselves throughout, and delightful twists that surprise and satisfy.” Read the full review here.

“Makkai’s (The Borrower) second novel is a lively and clever story starring an estate with an intricate history.”

Posted in Praise, The Hundred Year House on April 9 2014

THYH a “most anticipated” book by The Millions and Bookpage

Many thanks to both Bookpage and The Millions for naming The Hundred-Year House one of the most anticipated books of 2014! (I mean, I’m sure as hell anticipating it, but it’s nice to know other people are too…)

Posted in Praise on January 26 2014· Tagged: , ,

B. A. Shapiro on The Hundred-Year House

The Hundred-Year House is a funny, sad and delightful romp  through the beginning, middle and end of an artists’ colony as well as the  family mansion that sheltered it and the family members who do and don’t survive  it. Told backwards from the viewpoints of an array of eccentric and intertwined characters, the story’s secrets are revealed with stunning acuity. An ambitious work, well-realized.”
—B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger

Posted in Praise, The Hundred Year House on December 6 2013

Charlie Lovett praises The Hundred-Year House

“A mesmerizing story of self-reinvention that delights on every page, told with keen wit and a perceptive eye. Like the unforgettable characters in this gripping novel, Laurelfield will draw you into its spell.”
Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman’s Tale

Posted in Praise, The Hundred Year House on December 6 2013

Funny, Sad, and Delightful

The Hundred-Year House is a funny, sad and delightful romp through the beginning, middle and end of an artists’ colony as well as the family mansion that sheltered it and the family members who do and don’t survive it. Told backwards from the viewpoints of an array of eccentric and intertwined characters, the story’s secrets are revealed with stunning acuity. An ambitious work, well-realized.”
—B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger

Posted in Praise, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House on March 5 2013

Page 1 of 612345...Last »
© 2014 Rebecca Makkai