Breezy and knowing.
– New York Daily News
Humor and irony, family history, an unusual and fascinating setting, affecting characters –– Who Do You Love has them all, along with a racy, light-handed prose style that’s never less than entertaining.
– New York Times Book Review (A “Notable Book of the Year,” 1991)
Sayers never sacrifices her story to moralize about history…. a convincing portrait of young America at a time of crisis.
– Arizona Republic
Sayers takes no emotional shortcuts. Who Do You Love is a novel of layered meanings, rich in the variety and depth of its feelings. It should only add to the growing number of the author’s readers no less than to her admiring critics.
– The State
In fluid prose, she goes in for a memorable close-up, capturing the family with her unwavering yet compassionate gaze.
– Orlando Sentinel
Her compassionate understanding of the strains, worries, and missed communications of marriage gives this book depth and staying power.
– Publishers Weekly
Due East is a fictional creation that becomes magically real in each of Ms. Sayers’ novels, a town of the New South, with all its tensions, a town peopled with characters struggling with the exigencies of day-to-day life amid the whirlwind of social change.
– Winston-Salem Journal
Another stingingly wise observation of human dilemmas.
Sayers has an impeccable understanding of human vulnerability and the taut, poetic language with which to describe it.
– New York Newsday
Ms. Sayers does an excellent job of creating an issue-oriented novel that is still essentially human, that reveals not how people should respond to change, but how they do react to it. … A wise and witty book and a pleasure to read.
– Atlanta Constitution
She’s smart and irreverent but she’s also kind and compassionate; she gives us imperfect people and makes us like and care about them, an essential task for any novelist but one accomplished by surprisingly few.
– Washington Post (Noted by Jonathan Yardley as a memorable novel of 1991.)