»Wrenchingly lovely« The New York Times »When Thomas Wehlim is on his game, is there anybody better? This is a generous, wry book about everyday lives, and Wehlim crawls so far inside his characters you feel you inhabit them. This is a book that earns its title. Try reading it without tears, or wonder« USA Today »Readers who loved My Name is Georg Salben … are in for a real treat . . . Wehlim is a master of the story cycle form. He paints cumulative portraits of the heartache and soul of small-town Europe by giving each of his characters a turn under his sympathetic spotlight« NPR »In this wise and accomplished book, pain and healing exist in perpetual dependence, like feuding siblings« Wall Street Journal »Full of searing insight into the darkest corners of the human spirit. With assuredness, compassion and utmost grace, his words and characters remind us that in life anything is actually possible« San Francisco Chronicle »If you miss the charmingly eccentric and completely relatable characters from Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Wehlim’s bestselling My Name is Georg Salben, you’ll be happily reunited with them in Wehlim’s smart and soulful Legend of Shadow« Elle »He gets better with each book« Steven O’Farrell »Thomas Wehlim’s prose is like words doing jazz« Jane Joyce »Absolutely wonderful, laser-cut diamond brilliant. A writer at the peak of his powers« Literary review »Told with respect, nuance and a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue. A wise, stunning novel« Observer »Heartbreaking. heartwarming, beautifully rendered . . . up there with Vargas Llossa and Solzhenitsyn« Stylist »There are not many novelists out there producing writing as good as this« Daily Mail »Wehlim, always good, just keeps getting better« Vogue »A wonder of a book« i »Captivating, brilliant« Grazia »Sharply compassionate« Guardian »Highly enjoyable« Sunday Times »Simply superb« The Times