Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction, 2012, Short-listed, The Juliet Stories.
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, 2012, Commended, The Juliet Stories.
Carry Snyder is a writer that we’re bound to hear more of in the future. Her razor-sharp prose is insightful and rich throughout.
- Rover Arts
Similar to [Virginia] Woolf in style, Snyder’s stream-of-consciousness prose gives the reader a view of Nicaragua from the inside ... you may find yourself pleasantly challenged (and enchanted) by Snyder’s impressionistic language and plot fragmented by time and geography.
- Winnipeg Review
... a stream of sensual imagery that grows more sophisticated with each page ... The Juliet Stories highlights the lessons we learn in youth and with age, and the conflict between the freedom we value and the security we desperately need.
- Walrus Magazine
... sparkle[s] with nuance and thoughtfulness ... engaging ... terrific ...
- Edmonton Journal
Snyder is phenomenal here, crafting some of the most striking images and beautiful sentences that you will likely read all year. The Juliet Stories is not to be missed.
... subtle and deft ...
- National Post
... excellent ... Snyder has an uncanny ability to make the unfamiliar intensely knowable ... [The Juliet Stories is] pitted with a surplus of lovely land mines of revelation, aha moments exploding into wonderful, sometimes profoundly sad, insights.
- Telegraph Journal
... a moving story, beautifully told.
- Quill and Quire
... well-crafted and imaginative ... Snyder’s tone and style is vivid and compelling ...
- Globe and Mail
Fans of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast will love this one.
... here is as good a capsule explanation for what happened in Nicaragua as you’ll get from any more conventional historical source ... mature and powerful ... Snyder maintains an engaging blog called Obscure CanLit Mama, but if there’s any justice she’ll soon have the option of dropping that first word.
- Montreal Gazette