'...a poignant, psychologically complex and quietly devastating study of a child blossoming into awareness.' Lucy Popescu, #RivetingReviews

 

'Her Father’s Daughter strikes me as easily one of the best reads of 2016, and more than that, it is a novel that you can’t help but make all your friends read immediately after you finish it. At only 150 pages in length, it seems almost criminal that such a short novel, one that could easily be read on a day’s worth of train journeys, could hold such an incredible story about family, loss and memory.' In words and Ink

 

'A beautifully expressed piece of writing – spare, wrenching and engrossing.' A Life in Books

 

'A beautiful story, melancholy and evocative at times, a tale of family ties and the gradual development of love – a compelling domestic drama. Sizun may have been a late bloomer in her writing career, but this was well worth the wait.' Tony's Reading List 

 

'A book I could get evangelical about... Quietly devastating.' Desperate Reader

 

'The book (in English translation by Adriana Hunter) is written with a deceptively light touch, as befits a child's view of the world, and is one of those well-paced books which doesn't outstay it's welcome which Peirene have come to specialise so well in.' rrmmff2000 on Library Thing

 

'A stunning, beautiful read that is everything a story should be. I cannot recomend this book enough.' Jackie Law, neverimitate

 

'This story, at its core, could belong to any number of people, and does—and Sizun’s novel both does it justice and makes it into something new...A striking confidence emanates from this book, the kind that suggests its presence was always inevitable.' Lit all over

 

'Her Father’s Daughter is a beautiful novella in deceptively simple language with great psychological depth...I’m hoping Peirene will publish more translations from this author – otherwise I’m going to have to brush up on my French!' Annethology

 

'...another beautiful and powerful book from Peirene Press. It gave me a new perspective about the tragedies of war and how they affect the youngest and most vulnerable among us.' The Bookbinder's Daughter

 

'...subtle and deeply moving, a poignant look at the delicacy of familial relationships.' These Little Words

 

'Her Father’s Daughter is downright splendid.' The Worm Hole