Tartly humorous, sad and clever ... a passionately written meditation on motherhood, with all the monotony, desperation and visceral feelings faithfully recorded -- Elizabeth Buchan * Sunday Times * Moss writes marvellously (and often hilariously) about the clash between career and motherhood. Allison Pearson for intellectuals -- Kate Saunders * The Times * Fresh and illuminating... [Sarah] Moss is a wry, winning guide * Guardian * Highly enjoyable... The upbeat conclusion to this blend of middle-class satire, historical fiction and campus novel does not soften Moss's withering take on sexism and her stark view of motherhood -- Anthony Cummins * Daily Telegraph * An original and accomplished novel * Daily Mail * Sarah Moss's debut, Cold Earth, was a stylish thriller set on a remote archaeological dig in Greenland. Here she takes the emotional isolation of early parenthood as her subject, intensifying the experience by transplanting a young family to a remote Scottish island ... In her previous book, a character noted that there was "some peace in having a kind of room of my own, even if it is a grave." This latest work explores the concept further with some startling results' -- Emma Hagestadt * Independent * Sarah Moss weaves in perceptions about motherhood, attitudes to children and attempts to improve the world... she demonstrates that she can handle a darkly comic narrative with the best of them - although Night Waking is much more than that -- Tina Jackson * Metro * Witty with dark humour ... Moss manages to wave the threads together quite expertly at the end -- Alastair Mabbott * Herald * The prose is flawless and elegant... [A] well-crafted, and intelligent read, and enlightening at times. It inspired me to find out more about the horrendous Highland Clearances * Matthew James Hunt blog * There are many layers to this book - political, feminist, artistic... beautifully written * Magnet Magazine *
SARAH MOSS is the author of eight novels, including Ghost Wall and The Tidal Zone. Her account of her time in Iceland, Names for the Sea, was shortlisted for the 2013 RSL Ondaatje Prize and she has three times been shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.