"This is an incredibly well written novel that has the kind of historical accuracy and details that make reading historical novels a treasure....Not to be missed."
--She Treads Softly
"The story may have a sad premise, but Taylor convinces the reader to join her in the tale, as we watch bewildered Violet try to find a space in her new world."
--A New Day
"A beautiful, haunting book...heartbreaking and moving, and ultimately beautiful."
--Constantly Reading Momma
"No one without a heart as big and warm as Barbara Taylor's possibly could have written a story about a family tragedy that's infused with so much hope and love, humor, mystery, and down-to-earth wisdom. This is a book I'll want to give to people. I could not put it down and can't wait to be captured again by the next book this wonderful human being writes."
--Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace
"Not since reading Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley fifty years ago have I felt such empathy and love through fiction for a place, a time, and a people. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is a book of equal power and beauty, a bittersweet tale set in early-twentieth-century Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, the heart and soul of America’s anthracite coal-mining region, a place where Grace and Grief--now, as then--walk hand in hand."
--Sara Pritchard, author of Help Wanted: Female
"The world of Christian miners--the hard core of the anthracite mining industry in northeast Pennsylvania--is beautifully evoked by Barbara J. Taylor in this remarkable novel. I found myself drawn back to its pages, living deeply in its world as I read. The sense of place--a place I know well, as I grew up there--is vividly realized. This is a lyrical, passionate novel that will hold readers in its thrall. A first-rate debut."
--Jay Parini, author of The Last Station