REVIEWS

  • “This is an exceptionally fine novel . . . Armed with earned moral insight, Mrs. Greene sneaks past our conditioned reflexes satisfyingly often.” —The New York Times “Bette Greene’s first novel is a painful yet powerful story of a young girl’s search for the strength to survive in a bitterly unhappy family, evoked against the background of a small southern town in the 1940s.” —Gay Gowdy