A Book Sense 76 pick.
“Chevalier’s ringing prose is a radiantly efficient as well-tended silver.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Chevalier not only authentically details the era’s social mores, tensions, and contradictions, she writes the book we want to read.” —New York Daily News
“I read Falling Angels in an afternoon. The next day, I sat down and read it again.” —Janice P. Nimura, The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant…a rich story that is true to the era.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Chevalier’s second novel confirms her place in the literary firmament…deeply affecting…. This is a beautiful novel, not soon forgotten.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Part of the secret of Chevalier’s success is her uncanny ability to bring a lost world to life…. Just as Vermeer’s work helps to explain his world in Chevalier’s earlier novel, so the symbolic art of the graveyard illuminates Victorian culture in Falling Angels.” —The Baltimore Sun
“Accomplished and powerful…” —Booklist