The book just wraps itself around you.
– The New York Times
Honest and powerful…a real accomplishment.
– Atlanta Journal Constitution
A strong new voice…. As you approach the last pages, you think: ‘Oh no, it can’t end. I’m not finished with these people yet.’
– San Francisco Chronicle
A sweet and tender novel…. Like Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor, Sayers writes with compassion of lonely characters whose lives are slightly off center.
– Savannah News Press
One of those beautifully realized novels that takes over the reader’s life.
– Chicago Tribune
A remarkable first novel. Delightful. Extraordinary.
– Dallas Times Herald
A striking first novel by a young Southern writer, Due East presents coming of age with a refreshing realism.
– Library Journal
A winning debut.
Rivets the reader…. wryly funny and sorrowful…marvelous.
– Kansas City Star
Marks the arrival of a true writer.
– Publishers Weekly
An important new writing talent…. a substantial literary artist-in-the-making.
– The State
Funny, touching without being in the least sentimental, and pleasingly written.
– The Times (London)
Clear, astringent prose.
– Times Literary Supplement (London)
A novel to savour.
– Books (London)
At once richly realistic and a bricolage of religious allusions after the manner of many other Southern writers…. a good story and good literature.