"Neville's voice and style is honest, precise, and entirely trustworthy. I would buy her used car. And her new car, too."
"Susan Neville reminds us that we live simultaneously in two landscapes, outward and inward. You will find in these gutsy, eloquent pages the familiar Indiana of suburbs and towns, farms and army camps, basketball hoops and sycamores, limestone and locusts. But you will also find a private Indiana, shaped by memories, riven by the fault lines of doubt and grief, lit by imagination. The journey through both landscapes is by turns harrowing and enchanting. I'm very glad I made the trip."
"One thing photographers and writers hold in common is the need to pay attention. Look closely, the girl said as she stacked those plums. Listen closely. She somehow knew that in the attention itself there is, if not a fall back into grace, at least that fall toward it."--Susan Neville