"an entertainment, and a fine one."
- Washington Post
"Govier astonishes throughout in her ability to write epic themes intimately... lavishly researched and brilliant... emotionally wrenching"
“If you read one novel this year by a writer you may be unfamiliar with, read The Printmaker’s Daughter... A sweeping, breathtaking story . . . ”
Katsushika Oei, Detail from Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
"I suspected there was more to this silenced and subdued woman than history allowed. But I did not know the extent to which O-ei’s secret is the secret of Hokusai himself. I might have given up if she hadn’t kept speaking to me. As my research continued I found a surprising truth. Now I understand what was at stake and why it hadn’t been told." - Katherine Govier