"a first novel both hilarious and tragic, is a radiant debut."
- New York Times

"warm...witty...bursts with good humor."
- Chicago Tribune

"In this poignant and original novel, Charlotte learns that getting what she's always yearned for doesn't solve everything in life."
- Redbook

"Perceptive, wonderful...a hilarious story in a deadpan voice."
- The Danbury News-Times
"For all the fans of Mermaids and its fabulous film adaptation, Starfish is an enchanting sequel. Starring a cast of quirky originals, its plot twists will make you laugh-after you wipe away tears. Patty Dann's writing has matured with sparkle and radiance."
- Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
and The Widow Waltz

"Patty Dann, through Charlotte's unique voice, propels us back into the careening lives of the Flax women. Funny, sad, chaotic, mysterious, they are above all a family. How delightful it is to spend time with them again."
- Richard Benjamin - Director of "Mermaids," the movie
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