Kirkus (starred review)
& Compelling… It seems quite possible the men’s relationship will not survive these stresses, which Frank explores in depth and without reassuring sentimentality... [Frank] also excels at the social backdrops for her characters’ drama, from the fraught political climate in Israel… to the cozy, gossipy world of gay and lesbian life in Northampton…. [This is] strong storytelling driven by emotionally complex characters.”
[OR: “…Strong storytelling driven by emotionally complex characters…”]
Booklist (starred review)
& This beautiful novel is old-fashioned in its approach, taking its sweet time to tell a tender love story between two flawed, good-hearted people, and yet it feels wholly fresh…In her second novel (after Crybaby Butch, 2004), Frank not only explores the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict but also presents the difficulties gay partners face in navigating the court system. Above all, though, this is a compassionate, utterly compelling story of how family members, torn apart by tragedy, must reach deep within themselves to meet their greatest challenge.
[OR: “…a compassionate, utterly compelling story of how family members, torn apart by tragedy, must reach deep within themselves to meet their greatest challenge.”]
Publishers Weekly (no star from these bastards!)
& Frank shows a profound empathy for her characters, making this book heartbreaking, yet jubilantly hopeful.
OUT Magazine- http://www.out.com/entertainment/art-books/2014/07/14/judith-frank-all-i-love-and-know-must-read
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