Praise

“A gritty, beautifully crafted novel rich in wisdom and suspense… Secures Morris’s status as one of our finest American writers.”
—The Miami Herald

“An extraordinary novel… A deeply satisfying story… There is grace and poetry in Morris’s prose.”
—USA Today

Songs in Ordinary Time is real life crusing small-town USA with the top down and the volume up. In her graphic, stilleto chapters, Mary McGarry Morris is a cross between Elizabeth Gaskell and David Lynch.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Morris’s powers of observation create a depth that makes the characters’ dilemmas seem as real as the reader’s own. The book is alternately touching and sinister, but it resonates with authenticity.”
—The San Diego Tribune

Songs in Ordinary Time is deep and thick as a long, hot summer, a fully realized world… wrought with fearless detail…the narrative of a town reminiscent of the collective ache ofThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter.”
—The Boston Globe

“Morris seems merely to have been sharpening her skills when she wrote Vanished…and A Dangerous Woman. Now she has brought all her gifts to bear on Songs in Ordinary Time….The flowing sentences and scenes make every page worth reading.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer