"Most difficult part... fine job"

Monette Magrath has the most difficult part. Emily is the most evolved, the most decent of the quartet. She even has the advantage of not having to think of sliding into stereotype because she fits none, except perhaps being the artist who accepts all and looks at everything as something that might inform a creation. Being a white woman, she didn’t have the same influences to thwart while trying to forge her identity. Given that Emily is the character with the least demonstrative personality, Magrath does a fine job conveying her decency and normality.
— Neal Zoren, NealsPaper.com