No Book but the World


[A] piercing novel. - The New Yorker

Perceptive, empathetic, and often emotionally gripping...prose that both convinces and sings. - The New York Times Book Review

Gripping…This is Cohen's territory. Author of the acclaimed "The Grief of Others," she excels at untangling emotional knots, especially those found in families. Her characters are almost always full-bodied, palpable. If you saw them on the street, you would recognize them. - San Francisco Chronicle

Cohen writes beautifully. Each word seems carefully chosen to paint this unsettling picture of a family with which many readers will identify. - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Gripping...Leah Hager Cohen, in her signature insightful prose, pushes readers to consider just how far they'd go for family. - Harpers Bazaar

"No Book but the World" gives readers ideas to chew on every step of the way...the work of a masterful storyteller. - BookPage


Cohen demonstrates a masterful talent, creating richly drawn characters and settings and supplying a satisfyingly shocking yet believable denouement. - People Magazine (4 stars) 


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"Refreshingly wise and open-minded"


–Kirkus Reviews