REVIEWS FOR The Beautiful Miscellaneous

Booklist
Booklist (starred review) "This unusual, gorgeously written novel is filled with pleasures...Best of all, though, is the book’s invitation to wonder--about the imponderables of life and death, the nature of intelligence, and the ultimately inexplicable relationships of fathers and sons."
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Kirkus
Kirkus Reviews "...[a] finely modulated second novel...the unerringly true dialogue is a delight...a luminous addition to novels about fathers and sons..."
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The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe "[Smith] conjures Nathan's colorful, mysterious new existence with vivid detail. The real story in this touching, gracefully wrought novel lies around the edges of the plot. It is really about the weight of family dreams and expectations..."
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People Magazine
People Magazine (four stars) "Fantastic...an utterly fresh look at how a child can grow beyond parental expectations and find the genius of being himself."
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