Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

In The Cradle, Matthew Bishop is sent on a mission by his pregnant wife, Marissa, to find the cradle she was rocked in as a baby. The cradle disappeared when her mother abandoned the family years before. Matt assumes he can track it down in less than a day, but instead he finds himself on a multi-state odyssey and he uncovers Marissa's family's secrets. Along the way, Matt also uncovers the story of his own abandonment by his own mother. The quest for the cradle becomes a search for answers that will prepare Matt for own future as a father. Patrick Somerville's debut novel has received positive reviews with the New York Times saying, "The Cradle has enough drama to fill 700 pages. But Somerville focuses solely on life's catalysts - those unpredictable catastrophes, coincidences and revelations that suddenly bring our pasts into focus, destabilize our presents and make our futures appear random and chaotic. As a writer, I'm still wondering how Somerville created this exquisitely complex story on such a small canvas. As a reader, I'm glad he did."
Buy The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

New York Times review by Janet Maslin

New York Times review by Dean Bakopoulosis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch review by Joseph Peschel

Patrick Somerville
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for page for The Cradle]
[click "Buy from the UK" for page for The Cradle]

Buy gift card