" What a wonderful and heart-wrenching story. Agee's effortless blending of perspective works brilliantly to create a story more about the depth or our souls, our needs, and perceptions than about the events of life themselves. How painful to encounter Rufus' pride and naivete; how human to witness Aunt Hannah, Uncle Andrew, and Mary's struggle with faith; how pathetic to wrestle with Ralph's self-recriminations. I love also, how Agee does not leave us ever hopeless; in the midst of rejection there are also solid moments of love. In the midst of religion there are moments true faith. Beautiful. "
— Susie, 1/29/2014