DENTING THE BOSCH broke my heart over and over again, in small ways and big, the way the best books do. Teresa Link has a prodigious talent for finding the calamity and the joy in ordinary lives, and she writes like a dream, inhabiting her characters so thoroughly that I felt like they were dear friends whose missteps I watched with horror and whose triumphs I celebrated as though they were my own.” ... Meg Mitchell  Moore, author THE ARRIVALS and the forthcoming SO FAR AWAY.

Advance Praise

“The best stories begin where most stories end.  What if you finally have it all—marriage, grown children, money, a house by the sea...  What happens next?  Link raises the curtain right there at the happy ending, for an unblinking look at grown women, lovely homes, sun-soaked Southern California, and the economic apocalypse that is at once moving and hilarious, satiric and generously imagined.” ... Jincy Willett, author of  THE WRITING CLASS and JENNY AND THE JAWS OF LIFE.

“Teresa Link's DENTING THE BOSCH is an intelligent, serious, eloquent tale of three women facing the truths of their lives, learning to accept the changes, and moving on with courage and joy.”  ... Nancy Thayer, author of HEAT WAVE.

“Teresa's Link's electric gift is her ability to turn disruption into a cause for hope. With wit, charisma, and vital characters, DENTING THE BOSCH tells the story of three women, in three different couples, and how they build up their lives after the unexpected shatters their relationships.  This novel is both a search for home and a testing of the ideals that have shaped us. I couldn't put it down.” ... Paul Lisicky, author of LAWNBOY and FAMOUS BUILDER

“In DENTING THE BOSCH Teresa Link gleefully combs through the wreckage of three crumbling marriages in the relentlessly perfect world of Southern California.  With a sly sense of humor and generosity of spirit  she reveals startling and tender truths about friendship and the deep desire for home.” ... Lisa Fugard, author of SKINNER’S DRIFT.

“With its many contemporary touchstones and  fluid prose style, this is women’s fiction that is both uplifting and entertaining.” ...  Booklist