"A judicious account, written against the odds…[Eudora Welty] is lucky that Ann Waldron is her first biographer."
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A biography of admirable and considerable detail…engaging and well researched."
"Waldron paints an appealing portrait of this shy, yet gifted storyteller."
—The Christian Science Monitor
"Rich in detail and anecdote, this is an elegant and worthwhile book about an amiable woman who has become one of America’s greatest writers."
—The Tampa Tribune
"Fans of Eudora Welty should not miss this."
—The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
"A lively chronicle….Waldron draws persuasive conclusions about Welty’s secrets."
—The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
"Adds dimension and context to Welty’s carefully protected image….By the end of Waldron’s carefully researched treatise, Welty emerges even more of a heroine, even more beloved than she was before."
—The Miami Herald
"Truly impressive….At last, a solid foundation is in place."
"Evenhanded and respectful….A good introduction to one of our greatest living writers."