Diana Evans (Author)

Product Details

Harper Perennial
Publish Date
August 22, 2006
5.36 X 0.75 X 9.36 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Diana Evans has worked as a journalist and arts critic, contributing to Marie Claire, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, and The Independent. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies. She lives in London, England.


"A vivid, affectionate picture of the family as a melting pot."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"[A] poignant debut novel.. . . Perfect for your next book-club selection."--Essence
"[Evans] can turn a haunting, perfect praise. A promising debut from a young author with much yet to offer."--Library Journal
"A heartwarming epic that's never syrupy sweet. A-."--Entertainment Weekly
"A sad, magical telling of the uncommon link between Gemini sisters . . . enchanting."--Toronto Star
"Beautifully written."--New York Times Book Review
"Enjoyable and engrossing . . . Evans has a distinctive voice."--The Observer
"Evans's lyrical telling . . . fluidly juxtaposes disparate worlds."--ALA Booklist
"Superb [and] quirkily rendered."--Vancouver Sun
"A trenchant debut that speaks eloquently about identity, displacement, the most anguished of losses, and bone-deep love."--Booklist
"Funny, intimate and moving."--London Sunday Times
"Bittersweet . . . an alluring blend of fairytales and nightmares."--Daily Mail (London)
"[A] marvelously written novel . . . rich with both ordinary and extraordinary realities."--Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"At once tender and funny: [26a is] a keen study of home, homelessness and the limits of symbiosis."--Kirkus Reviews
"Beautiful . . . Evans is in a class of her own."--Melbourne Herald Sun
"Kept me reading past midnight . . . hugely assured and very moving."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"Heartwrenching."--Sunday Times (London)
"Amazing. . . . 26A deserves to be read, and reread, by a large audience."--Boston Globe
"Marvelously written . . . rich with both ordinary and extraordinary realities ."--Seattle Times
"Beautiful . . . A very earthy and relatable tale of family bonds and fractures."--Boston Herald