Helen and Stan Vine Jewish Book Award, 2011, Winner, Far to Go.
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2011, Long-listed, Far to Go.
ReLit Awards: Novel, 2011, Long-listed, Far to Go.
Words Worthy Award, 2010, Winner, Far to Go.
OLA Evergreen Award, 2011, Short-listed, Far to Go.
CBC Bookies: Best Overall Book, 2011, Short-listed, Far to Go.
A heart-rending story about a decision that shapes the lives of both those on the train to freedom and those left behind.
Far to Go is a breath-taking, heart-breaking novel, and Alison Pick is a beautiful writer.
- Fernie Fix
. . . authentic . . . Pick's writing is so gripping . . .
- Jewish Chronicle
. . . [a] spare, powerful novel . . . it is bewildered six-year-old Pepik, and his harrowing journey, that encapsulates the loss and hope and heartbreak that is the life-blood of this extraordinary story.
- Daily Mail
...Alison Pick has crafted a powerful story...Far To Go demonstrates the devastation of war - and the effects it has on the children who grow up through it - without going anywhere near a battlefield.
- Guelph Mercury
Far to Go is a worthwhile and accomplished, if not flawless, novel.
- The Bull Calf
- The Toronto Star
Pick has a knack for narrative and an ear for the authentic...a beautiful, haunting story.
- Women's Post
Far To Go puts a new spin on moral compromise...shows terrific craft and emotional intelligence. A winner.
- NOW Magazine
...the Holocaust persists in the literary imagination and through the refining fire of fiction a new generation confronts its own version of what it means to be human
- National Post
An intriguing experiment in the art of storytelling.
- Montreal Gazette
The writing in Far to Go is clean, crisp and unencumbered. Pick never dwells for too long in an image or metaphor, and she creates small moments that are both lovely and frightening.
- The Globe and Mail
[. . .] a [. . .] fast-paced, suspenseful, moving and unique tale.
- Winnipeg Free Press
...what sets Pick apart are her modern chapters in between her looks into the past.
- Telegraph Journal