“The first thing to be said about a Vreeland novel is that the reader learns a lot from it, but the joy and delight of a Vreeland novel is that the knowledge gleaned from her beautifully articulate pages is not delivered as if from a podium." - Booklist
"Gripping historical novel... [that] maintains its mesmerizing power throughout... Tan's imagination seems boundless."
-- Publisher's Weekly
"Even amid the excitement of the spirited wartime storytelling, Benn allows Boyle’s experiences to change him in ways both subtle and dramatic." -- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review