Substitute for Love may just be the best Kallmaker I've read in a long time, and given her extraordinary talent, that's saying something.

Bay Area Reporter

What would you do for someone you loved? It’s easy to say you’d climb mountains and swim oceans, but when faced with a desperate choice, what would you do? That’s the dilemma facing Reyna in Karin Kallmaker’s newest, and I think, darkest novel… Kallmaker does a fine job exploring the anguish of Reyna’s life, and the second plot, concerning a mathematician, is equally well-developed.

Her major and minor characters are credible and spirited, a pleasure to meet and, sometimes, to hate. Substitute for Love may just be the best Kallmaker I’ve read in a long time, and given her extraordinary talent, that’s saying something.

Deborah Peifer, Bay Area Reporter


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