Review by: Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times best-selling author of THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE - March 15, 2017
YOU AND I AND SOMEONE ELSE is both a lyrical, bittersweet love song to the South and a careful study of love itself, using that recognizable--but in Schachner's capable hands, amazingly fresh--territory of the family. In Frannie's world, love is not a birthright; it must be learned. I cried when Schachner's characters failed and cheered when they succeeded, having felt their epiphanies as if they were my own. This is a book that redefines parenthood and responsibility, and does so unapologetically. I admire it for its insight, its sly humor, and its careful, hopeful heart. Make this your next read.
Review by: Karen Abbott, New York Times best-selling author of LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY - March 1, 2017
In the tradition of Alice Munro, Anna Schachner explores the mysteries of family with unflinching humor and a poet's ear for language. Driven by an intricate and compelling plot, YOU AND I AND SOMEONE ELSE develops complex characters and relationships that reveal the emotional and psychological truths of secret-keeping. If this is her first novel, I'm already waiting for the second.
Review by: Philip Williams, author of THE DIVINE COMICS and THE FLOWER SEEKER - March 1, 2017
YOU AND I AND SOMEONE ELSE is a wonderful novel, with incandescent characters, brilliant writing, and a heart as wide as the sea, where the story begins. Schachner has created a warm and intricate world in which we share souls and dreams. You will absolutely love this book. I did.