"A truly intriguing mystery...Ozick brings off effects comparable to those of Isaac Bashevis Singer, who can persuade the reader to believe the incredible" -- D. J. Enright, The New York Review of Books
"An arresting, original puzzle of a novel...The orphan desperate to know his father, a familiar theme of fairy tales and myths, is made magical once again." -- People
"A spellbinding novel...The Messiah of Stockholm reaffirms Cynthia Ozick's position as one of the finest and most imaginative writers of our time." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Intrigues and entertains...weaves a tale that is richly, intensely imagined." -- Anne Tyler, The New Republic
"A striking book...Ozick writes with ferocious imaginative drive."
-- Boston Globe
"A magician...a literary alchemist...a brilliant wordsmith."
-- USA Today