Berry?s attention to average people is what makes her novel?so good? What We All Want is an endearing and amusing novel that is bizarre while remaining credible. - FFWD, FFWD
In the gallery of eccentric novels, this new work from Michelle Berry holds a determined place. A quick and compelling read, What We All Want is a quirky exploration of the bizarre condiments of family life, and how death brings together the different pieces of one family puzzle in a strange rearrangement of that institution?s terrible failures. - Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald
This book has all the makings of a Peter Sellers movie with a little angst thrown in for good measure. This book is a good read that delivers more than unremittingly grim social commentary. Its cynicism is infused with hope; social realism butts up against the grotesque, making the fiction vital and playful. - Calgary Straight, Calgary Straight
In the end, What We All Want is a satisfying portrait of a family, a town, a society in crisis. What we want is for the Mounts to succeed, to live good lives. The same things we want for ourselves and our own brothers and sisters and daughter and sons. - Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Journal
[A] crafty piece of writing? Berry uses a spare and direct style to convey her characters? dilemmas?And she has a way of letting the situation speak for itself, without cluttering things up with intricate or adjective-heavy wordplay?This is a really good first novel. - Susan Cole, NOW weekly, Susan Cole, NOW weekly
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