“Beautifully written, and hypnotically readable…the best story I know of in a long, long time.”
“Full of enchantment…a precise conjuring of an exceptional child’s perceptions and feelings.”
“A big, old-fashioned book as satisfying as a fine evening at the symphony.”
–Dallas Morning News
“A literary event…a grand saga…Body & Soul was written under the spell of Dickens, not to mention Stendhal, Tolstoy and the other 19th century titans…Conroy bedazzles readers!