“Coe has worked wonders and produced one of the finest novels of his career. On a superficial level, Mr. Wilder and Me is a breezy tale about a sunny summer. But Coe’s novel amounts to so much more. The humor is subtler than usual... Coe’s novel does two things simultaneously. It chronicles an evocative and formative summer, and it serves up a captivating portrait of an artist. ‘He’s a mass of contradictions,’ says Diamond of Wilder. ‘I suppose that’s why he needs to tell stories.’ Coe tells stories too, and this one is a delight.”
Read the full review in the Washington Examiner.