“Karlin's stories are rich and deep, so fully lived you would think that each of her characters walks and breathes among us. A truly remarkable achievement.”
“These are such beautifully crafted stories, so satisfyingly nailed to time and place they begin to form like memories to a reader; Karlin's prose has hints of Philip Roth and Grace Paley, but the ringing specificity is all her own.”
"Brilliant, the work of a writer at the height of her considerable powers. Send Me Work takes us inside the minds of people at all stations and stages of life, always at some important moment: when a lifetime of jadedness momentarily fades away, when they have made a decision to change their lives, when they have discovered something about the world. At a time when publishing is overrun with ironic and emotionally empty fiction, Send Me Work is a joy to discover."