"In language rich with mood and atmosphere, delicately unfolding the intricate relationships of gender, class, ethnicity and race, Liongold tells the story of one family . . . and an entire way of life doomed, necessarily, to give way to immense change."
-- Susan Bernardin, co-author of Trading Gazes; Professor of Native American and American Literature, State University of New York, Oneonta.
Bea Alden's memoir of a childhood in South Africa .... has such a strong sense of place, enriched with sensory detail, that I was surprised upon closing the manuscript to discover that I was not sitting in the kitchen in that Johannesburg suburb, watching long-time servant Letty go about her business.
Liongold paints a vivid picture of a specific time and place. Alden bears witness, and in offering her clear-eyed memories, she also subtly explains how quickly and firmly injustice plants itself and comes to seem normal.
-- Natalie Danford, author of Inheritance: co-editor, Best New American Voices.