"A beguiling first novel . . . spare but lyrical . . . graced by images of both loss and renewal."
"A funny, breezy, and deeply knowing first novel."
"Troy captures both magic and the numbing sameness of everyday living–and infuses her descriptions with homespun yet hard-edged wisdom. . . . With more than just the sure hand of a fine writer, she infuses every sentence with a rare kindness and insight."
"Judy Troy’s work is almost perfect. . . . She writes with a voice that cannot be ignored."
"These brief, sad tales of busted families, ditched husbands and abandoned wives, stepparents and stepkids, despite their bleakness, somehow manage to leave a light shining in the heart."