“A magnificent, and major, book…. A true addition to the literature of America.” —The News & Observer
“This is a heartfelt book that you quickly get comfortable in. As endearing as a friend.” –Edward Hoagland
“An illuminating meditation on a singular American place . . . rich and bighearted."
–Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Offers deep, lingering pleasure."–Jonathan Harr
“[A] beautiful reading experience.” –Stuart Dybek