Sunday, April 3, 2011
"Far to Go is the first novel I’ve read that covers the lead up to World War II from the Czechoslovakian perspective, so a lot of the historical information was new to me. But instead of confusing the reader with a lot of names, dates and politics, Pick has chosen to concentrate on the lives of an ordinary Czechoslovakian family – a family who at first don’t realise how much danger they are in."
— She Reads Novels
"[...] very deftly structured and the storytelling is seamless. [...] Far to Go appears poised to gain a wide and significant readership, and deservedly so." - The Globe and Mail
"Weaving Czech history with a contemporary mystery, Far To Go shows terrific craft and emotional intelligence. A winner. " - NOW
"What makes this novel special...is Pick's challenging, even audacious way of recounting it...a novel that builds to an almost unbearable climax...Far to Go explores the ways in which truth and facts can be assembled like so many fragments of stained glass in a kaleidoscope." - The Montreal Gazette
You'll find Far to Go at Roxanne's Reflections Book & Card Shop.
And you can meet Alison Pick (along with Johanna Skibsrud, Richard Greene, Sarah Selecky, Cynthia Holz and Nicholas Ruddock) at the Festival on Sunday, May 29, 20011.