"I loved this book! The length and breadth of the story - from 6 year old Esme to her untimely death 40 years later - creates a perspective on the incredibly monumental task of assembling the OED. A book about how language forms our thoughts and ho..."
"The Dictionary of Lost Words is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Before the...
"A nice sequel to Beartown. Backman ties up all the loose ends in a tight little package with a (more or less) happy and credible ending. Backman knows his craft. He knows how to twist a plot to keep you in suspense and keep you reading. He is ver..."