Linda Gregerson

“Radiant attentiveness, rare and gorgeous as it may be, is among the least of Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s gifts. Her real distinction is the uncanny ability to penetrate to the heart of an image: to trace its stern trajectories, to capture and unfold its inborn logic. Vision for Stonestreet involves a rigorous will-to-submit: this is both her method and her perpetual subject, her discipline and her reward. Tulips, Water, Ash is an extraordinary and heartening debut.”