A Perfect Stranger is a strong collection from a writer who knows that within each adult forever resides that bewildered child, still seeking to understand what the grown-ups are talking about, still making his or her way in an eternally foreign land.

Carole Goldberg*, The Hartford Courant*

Roxana Robinson’s beautifully rendered prose captures moments of domestic drama—sometimes painful, sometimes ecstatic, always heartrending and illuminating.

Joyce Carol Oates

Robinson’s ear is wonderful, her graceful prose a real pleasure.

Publishers Weekly, starred reviews