'As he's often proved, both in his previous books and in his pieces for The New Yorker, Gopnik can be a wonderful essayist, erudite, elegant and incisive ... there are flashes of brilliance here' Daily Telegraph.
'Gopnik's mind darts about like mercury as he tells his tale' The Times.
'Long-time New Yorker staffer Gopnik examines via five well-wrought essays how winter has become coded into art, literature and our cultural memory' GQ magazine.
'The perfect fireside companion' The Observer.
'Brilliantly insightful' Sunday Times.
'A fascinating read ... should be treasured' We Love This Book.