“Haunting. . . . Takes you deep into perhaps the least-traveled territory of all: the complex motives behind everyday human behavior.”—Harper’s Bazaar

“The situations [Berne] creates are so compelling, and so disturbingly family, that it’s hard not [to] be drawn in when everyone’s secrets begin to unravel.”—Boston Globe

Berne “nails the messy domesticity that resides where Martha Stewart fears to tread. But this thought-provoking tale concludes that for all its drains, strains and heartaches, [it’s] a world worth loving.” —People

“I couldn’t put this book down. . . . A Perfect Arrangement does offer a sensitive, finely wrought portrayal of modern family life that readers might find both oddly comforting and compelling.”—Raleigh News & Observer

“A wonderfully crafted novel, each detail is in place, and the small moments of these characters’ lives are captured with clarity and thoughtfulness.”—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel