“By now Nermina understands the presence of the white UN vehicles throughout Sarajevo will do little to stave off the siege; only these men who drive the trucks—Bosnian Muslims and Croats—have a chance of delivering Nermina and the others to the relative safety of the airport tunnel.”
“Now you’re feeding him,” Mrs. Cai said. “No wonder the newspaper said the one-child policy has produced a generation of little emperors—”
“The Dollhouse became a lens through which I could see my birth mother and myself. I could safely question my personal history and interrogate the myths of adoption, identity, feminism, and home.”
“You can’t go alone,” Diane says…
“Peter never stuttered when he was on stage.”
by Evelyn Somers
“Funny, all the things that pass through your head when you’re sitting by a graveyard. It seemed though, no matter what he thought about, he soon got back to burying, and his own trouble. If he kept on thinking about it, he might go out of his mind, and maybe it would be a good thing if he did . . .”
Both Kirkus Reviews and blurbers have compared Avner Landes’s debut novel, Meiselman: The Lean Years, to the writing of some literary greats, like Isaac Singer and Saul Bellow.