FINALIST 2013 - Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
"Kaufman's stories are whimsical, gentle and reassuringly upbeat….
This novel rests firmly on a vision of hope and imagination."
-Patricia Dawn Robertson, The Globe and Mail
"Fantastical, quirky, full of wordplay, and laugh-out-loud funny….
With humour, sensitivity and insight, Kaufman reveals how we all
spin fantasies to survive the setbacks in life. He creates
extraordinary, unreal scenarios in which he is able [to] poignantly
illuminate the very real pitfalls and pain of human
-The Chronicle Herald
"Kaufman has the enviable ability to zing his writing with humor. I
often found myself laughing aloud at the Weirds' fractured reality
and the silliness that ensues."
-Jennifer Hunter, Toronto Star
"With razor-sharp wit and…quirky characters, Andrew Kaufman's novel
conveys the importance of family through a delightful modern-day
"Spending time with the Weirds is enjoyable, and Kaufman has a gift
for quick repartee among his characters."
-Quill & Quire