A Field Guide to Burying your Parents

Reviews

A Field Guide to Burying your Parents

  • ReadAllDay.org
    “With appealing characters so easy to love, villains so easy to hate, true love to root for, and family love to depend on, A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents is gratifying and entertaining, and a good read.”
  • BookingMama.com
    “I recommend A FIELD GUIDE TO BURYING YOUR PARENTS if you enjoy books about dysfunctional families. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this novel and I think it fans of Liza Palmer will definitely enjoy it!”
  • NotSoHumbleOpinions.com
    “Brilliantly told, A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer tells of the kind of love that binds people together, tears them apart, and forgives even in the bleakest of circumstances. An engrossing story that unfolds at a nice pace, we learn just what it was that caused Grace to shatter and how her choices affected those who loved her most.”
  • USAToday.com
    “…if you’re a young, professional woman, and you like books by Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, and Jennifer Weiner… Step away from your computer or laptop, run to your nearest bookstore and buy the book already. You’ll probably just love and lap this one up. Part of it has to do with Palmer’s breezy style of writing… [her] gifted sense of ironic humour…In the end, I found myself having a hard time putting down A Field Guide, and felt sorry when it was over. it’s a startling pleasant read—even, yes, for men. But like Secret, the woman’s antiperspirant, it might be strong enough for a man, but it’s made for a woman. So, if you’re a young, professional woman, and you like books by Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, and Jennifer Weiner, step away from the computer…”
  • More.com
    More.com names Field Guide to their list of February Books we’re buzzing about!
  • Book-Club-Queen.com
    “A great book club read with themes to explore like family, death, dealing with grief, forgiveness, and true love. Plenty to discuss!”
  • RealSimple.com
    “…the latest novel by Liza Palmer has heart and humor. Five years after her beloved mother’s death, Grace returns to her hometown to join her brothers and sister at their estranged father’s bedside. There, she’s reminded of the importance of family–even an imperfect one.”
  • NightsandWeekends.com
    “Once again, Palmer has written a refreshingly real novel. Though A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents is slightly more serious than her earlier novels, it will make you laugh (or at least smile) just as often as it’ll make you cry.”
  • SheKnows.com
    “Liza Palmer’s third novel, A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents, is a deeply moving, complex tale of secrets, siblings and…sobbing.”
  • Los Angeles Magazine
    Field Guide named to the list of Books to Watch for December
  • Washington Times
    “This book has it all! The basic structure of a family drama and romance novel, written with unerring understanding and depth by Liza Palmer, is a pleasure to read.”
  • The Book Bag
    “The story is simply smashing, and by the end I couldn’t imagine it any other way.”
  • WhatNot.net
    “I’d never read anything by Palmer before and I have to tell you: I am smitten. Field Guide is funny and wrenching, delightful and tragic, and just plain a great read—even if you have to read it in the carpool line. But hey, don’t take my word for it: The cover blurb is by Meg Cabot, proclaiming Liza Palmer to be one of her new favorite writers. Yeah. That Meg Cabot.”
  • The Sun (UK)
    “Liza Palmer has a unique writing style and while Grace is, initially, hard to warm to you come to understand her and love her in the end.”
  • Booklist (.pdf)
    “Palmer, author of Conversations with the Fat Girl (2005), writes with honesty, humor, and grace about family and romantic relationships.”
  • Hip 2B Homeschooling
    A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents was a carefully crafted story dealing with issues of abandonment, the love of family, and forgiveness. “
  • Chick Lit Club
    “Full of family drama, complicated relationships and situations that anyone can relate to, this book captures them all with just the right amount of humour thrown in for good measure.”
  • The Review Broads
    “Beautifully written, with characters that will linger long after you have put this novel down, you will remember a plot that blossoms, blooms and scatter itself like the ashes on a new dawn. Simply brilliant.”
  • Laura Gerold
    “Last week I found myself unable to put downA Field Guide to Burying Your Parents. I found the story fascinating. It is a family drama, a mystery, a love story, and a bit of a comedy rolled into one fantastic book. If you’ve ever felt like your family can be the best thing and the worst thing that can happen to you, you’ve found a great book!”
  • Amber Stults 
    “This book is one of my great finds of the year.”
  • BookLoons.com
    “Palmer has written a thought-provoking book from which all of us could take a lesson.”