Reviews

“A lovely, melancholic biography of her grandmother…[Missing Lucile is] A lyrical character sketch, vivid even through the smoky glass of time.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Suzanne Berne intuits her way into her grandmother’s life, creating a story and at the same time reminding us that all storytelling involves a delicate piecing together of fact and rich imagination. A beautiful and subtle piece of writing.” —Joan Wickersham, author of The Suicide Index

“Applying exceptional intelligence and a novelist’s imagination to ‘snips of historical DNA,’ Suzanne Berne finds that Lucile has been waiting for her, all along, at the intersection of social history and private heartbreak.”—Thomas Mallon, author of Henry and Clara and Yours Ever: People and Their Letters

“With remarkable cunning and sensitivity, Berne distills the essence of an era in the history of one family.” – Boston Globe

“a beautifully written story. If you’ve ever longed to unearth your own family history, Missing Lucile will intrigue you.” – Charlotte Observer