People Are Raving About 'The World Without You'

Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You is on sale today! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a smattering of the fantastic things reviewers have been saying about this wonderful book.

“I dutifully acknowledge Leo Tolstoy’s famous Anna Karenina chestnut about the distinctive qualities of each unhappy family. But I also propose that it’s damn difficult to make the basic unhappy-family novel distinctly one’s own. Henkin does so with a one-two combination of strengths: psychological empathy for his realistic characters, and an expository modesty that draws attention away from the skilled writing itself — no showy sentences here, no cadenza-like phrasing — in order to focus, with great care, on the subtleties and complications of familial love.”
– Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama.”
– Adam Kirsch, Tablet

“A novel that satisfies all expectations in some very familiar ways.”

“Like a more bittersweet version of Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You or a less chilly variation on Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, Henkin (Matrimony) tenderly explores family dynamics in this novel about the ties that bind, and even lacerate.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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The World Without You by Joshua Henkin