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“Deadpan doesn't come much better than this. Brown's outsider-looking-in observations kill, while her characters' emotional rootlessness infuses even drily delivered punch lines with poignancy.” — The Washington Post

“A collection of imaginative and utterly engrossing and enjoyable short stories” — The Jerusalem Post

“Brown is a writer to savor.” — Library Journal

“Both funny and poignant, these stories communicate a subtle wisdom about what is important in life.” — School Library Journal

Ask for a Convertible may raise a tangle of questions, but Brown deals with them in a confident, self-assured way that suggests we will be seeing much of her in the future. She is, simply put, a terrific writer.” — Hadassah Magazine

“A good read. Its characters are vivid and unforgettable. It's a search for identity and a search for home. It's about what we're willing to sacrifice for those we love. . . . It's a story we all can relate to, Jewish or not.” — Palm Beach Post

“It is to be hoped that we will hear more from this promising author.” — Jewish Book World

“An uncomfortably funny but never boring debut.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An unusual and striking book .. there is never a dearth of humor in this lively collection of fascinating stories.” — Deseret News

“Thoughtful, provocative, funny and self-assured, Danit Brown is a welcome new voice on the Jewish literary scene.” — Chicago Jewish Star

“At once openhearted and close-minded, Brown's characters often offend one another when they collide, and their stories capture the awkwardness of both coming to America and coming-of-age.” — Publishers Weekly

Advance Praise:

Ask for a Convertible is all its title suggests — a dizzyingly delicious read, with the road ahead promising a life of possibility and change... Everyone should read this book.”
— Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and Animal Crackers

Ask for a Convertible has the hilarious wit of Lorrie Moore, the poignant weight of assimilation as seen in Gish Jen, and will undoubtedly — and in all of the best ways — recall the early work of Philip Roth. However, Danit Brown pushes into new terrain and claims this hybrid land as her own. A brilliant debut!”
— Julianna Baggott, author of Which Brings Me to You (co-written with Steve Almond) and Girl Talk

“Brown's stories are whole worlds, so alive with detail that reading them is a visceral, sensory experience. I'm in awe and admiration of the sureness of this voice, this kind of deceptively effortless prose that can only be written by an expert craftsperson ... I'm left wanting nothing so much as more.”
— Thisbe Nissen, author of The Good People of New York and Osprey Island