The Independent: The Reconstruction

June 9, 2011

“[The Reconstruction is] a springboard for Casper’s ferocious wit. Her observations of her heroine’s willful decent into primitive eccentricity are deft, her evocation of creative and academic obsession a delight, and her eventual award of hard-won happiness believable rather than pat. All in all, this is a sparkler of a first novel.”

The Observer

June 9, 2011

“The strands [of The Reconstruction] are elegantly woven in prose that combines strength and precision with great lightness of touch. . . . a tale that is individually absorbing and which effectively carries much wider and more primeval resonances.”—Christina Patterson


June 9, 2011

“Casper has emerged as an important new talent. And her voice is a welcome paradox; it is fresh and original, yet confident and mature. . . . Soundly built, The Reconstruction establishes the foundation of a brilliant new literary career for Casper.”—Barbara Wickens

Quill & Quire

June 9, 2011

The Continuation of Love by Other Means is a moving and mature piece of work, successfully achieving a rare melding of brutal realism and quiet hopefulness.”—Nicholas Dinka

The Sun Times

June 9, 2011

“When Claudia Casper’s first novel, The Reconstruction, was published back in 1996, I thought I had died and gone to reading heaven. . . . The Continuation of Love By Other Means . . . is every bit as satisfying and exotic. . . . The Continuation of Love By Other Means (my choice for the best title of ’03) is a skillfully written story of intertwined lives filled with love and dislike.”—Andrew Armitage

The Vancouver Sun

June 9, 2011

“The richness and sensuality of Margaret’s thoughts and the poise and beauty of the language in this book keep it moving. . . . In this respect Claudia Casper’s novel is as successful as the model Margaret Fisher finishes on time for the opening.”—George McWhirter (on The Reconstruction)


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