Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point.

First Novelists Bailey, Barnett, Buwalda, Clanchy, Metcalf, Zourkova & Others | Debut Fiction, December 2014

Arlen peeks into the lives of upper and lower classes of early 1900s England, Beckerman’s painful yet thought-provoking read, Buwald’s novel is flat-out extraordinary, Clanchy’s sharp-eyed satire of 1980s London is hardly the work of a novice.