Guest Book (Blake) - Book Reviews

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Blake can write with the dramatic heft of Arthur Miller…The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.
Washington Post


There are glimmers of To the Lighthouse in Blake’s lyrical and questing new novel.
BBC


An American epic in the truest sense…Blake humanely but grippingly explores the heart of a country whose past is based in prejudice.
Entertainment Weekly


[A] powerful family saga… Blake has a particular knack for dialogue; she knows exactly how to reveal the hidden depths of the characters both through what is said and what is unsaid. The result is potent and mesmerizing.
Publishers Weekly


(Starred review) Breathtaking…Blake saturates each scene with sensuous and emotional vibrancy while astutely illuminating sensitive moral quandaries. Blake deftly interrogates the many shades of prejudice and ‘the ordinary, everyday wickedness of turning away.’ Blake’s brilliant and ravishing novel promises to hit big.
Booklist


(Starred review) The story of the Miltons engages not just with history and politics, but with the poetry of the physical world. This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga―it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.
Kirkus Reviews

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