"Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about the striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories — thank heaven — not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy….Nearly every one of the stories could move a reader to tears, for in almost every one of them there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent."
The New York Times Book Review
Me And My Baby View The Eclipse.
"Remarkable…Lee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story….In Me and My Baby View the Eclipse, she again delivers richly satisfying, irrepressible stories …. She writes lyric, luminous prose; her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best of storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so the story can tell itself"
San Francisco Chronicle
"Sparkles like diamonds…’Tongues of Fire’ is, quite simply, one of the best short stories I’ve ever read."
"Marvelously entertaining… These are stories you want to read again to catch all the things you missed the first time around."
The Boston Globe