The Book of Life Reviews
"The unexpected can change people, but they survive, leaving readers with a sense of hope. With this collection, Nadler demonstrates an fine understanding of the human psyche." - Publishers Weekly
"Stuart Nadler addresses tradition, but he captures the right-now as well as anybody. He's heart-breaking, yet he's funny. He writes beautifully, tersely, masterfully." - Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half a Life
"A writer of keen perception and sensibility, Nadler describes the difficult thresholds that separate absence and presence, arrivals and departures, the sacred and profane, bright memory and dark nostalgia. His writing reminds me why I love to read." - Gina Ochsner, author of The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight
"Stuart Nadler treats his characters like people. The Book of Life is a fitting title for this collection-that's what it's about: life. Here's a Chekovian fascination with the human condition-the pleasures and tortures of family, love, sex, money, work, religion. These are stories about fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, wives, husbands, friends, lovers-people with complex lives, troubled souls, deep hearts and messy desires. Nadler is a writer, who, like Alice Munro, John Cheever or Bernard Malamud, does not write about 'ordinary people' because he knows there's no such thing as an ordinary person. Each of these carefully wrought stories is as moving and masterful as a Chopin sonata; the notes and the silences between them will resonate with the reader for a very long time after they're done." - Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
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