"A highly accomplished work that brings to life a time of radically shifting social, sexual, and political paradigms."
——The Boston Globe
"Chevalier not only authentically details the social mores, tensions, and contradictions, she writes the book we want to read."
——Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Entirely successful: distinct, inhabited, vivid and real."
——The Washington Post Book World
"Chevalier's ringing prose is as radiantly efficient as well-tended silver."
"Evokes entire landscapes...A master of voices."
——The New York Times Book Review