Reviews & Comments:


  • "I think it's terrific." — New York Times best-selling author Pat Conroy, quoted in "What I'm Reading," in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • "A must-read novel, fresh, surprising, full-hearted, joyful and sad." — Fred Chappell, former North Carolina Poet Laureate
  • "Startling in its beauty! The pitch here is perfect. The whole novel sings." — David Bottoms, former Georgia Poet Laureate
  • "A tender and often very funny evocation of yearning, love, disillusionment, joy, and, above all, the hard and redemptive necessity for change." — New York Times Bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons
  • "A stunning achievement. . . . It is soul-touching and memorable, and the writing is simply dazzling." – Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog
  • "A bittersweet, funny, bighearted book." – Joshilyn Jackson, author of gods in Alabama
  • "A novel that unerringly depicts a pivotal time in American culture. More importantly, Thomas has just as convincingly rendered the timeless intricacies of the human heart." – Ron Rash, author of One Foot in Eden