National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER 1994
"One of the most beautifully written, moving nonfiction books published in the past five years." — Deidre Donahue, USA Today.
"Remarkable, astonishing… Shot in the Heart reads like a combination of Brothers Karamazov and a series of Johnny Cash ballads… chilling, heartbreaking, and alarming." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.
"Mesmerizing… riveting and immensely moving… Shot in the Heart is a gesture of sustained courage that just happens to be a page-turner." — Daphne Merkin,The New Yorker.