“The Art of Disappearing has been compared to The Time Traveler’s Wife, but Ivy Pochoda’s prose is lusher, her characters more melancholy, her style more mysterious.”
— Kate Munning, The Rumpus (read the review)
“There's a nice wistfulness in Pochoda's writing which makes you root for her characters.”
Billy Heller, The New York Post
“Pochoda’s debut is a magical tale of romance and loss, sweet and heartfelt.”
— Becky Lejeune, Bookbitch
“Wonder-filled and wonderful.”
— Sherryl Connelly, The New York Daily News
"Ivy Pochoda has written a lyrical novel that will enchant you with a love story and with poetic, evocative prose."
— Marilyn Dahl, Shelf-Awareness
"Pochoda’s seductive debut novel is a phantasmagoric exploration of the ever-shifting line between destiny and coincidence."
— Carol Haggas, Booklist
"Ivy Pochoda’s beguiling debut novel, The Art of Disappearing (St. Martin’s), is a terrific page-turner about a stage magician and a traveling textile designer who meet in Vegas and marry two days later, and all the mystery and mayhem that ensues."
— Lisa Shea, Elle Magazine
"Ivy Pochoda has written an uncommonly good first novel about the unlikely love between a lonely woman and a most unusual magician. It's a magical story, full of passion, heartbreak, and wonder."
— Peter Hedges, author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape
"The inside of Ivy Pochoda's head must be a very loud place. In this beguiling first novel, she brings an acute eye and vivid imagination to the ordinary details of life. The result is magic itself."
— Rebecca Johnson, author of And Sometimes Why
"Ivy Pochoda's language is hypnotic, her story refreshingly original. Most important of all, the characters she conjured made me ache. Prepare to let go of the mundane and embrace the fantastical in this well-imagined debut. It is utterly spellbinding."
— Amy MacKinnon, author of Tethered
"Ivy Pochoda's brilliant first novel convinces us of the magic of reality, and the reality of magic. A seductive delight for all the senses, not least, the sixth."
— Galt Niederhoffer, author of The Romantics
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