The Miami Herald
"I love Gail Godwin's women. They are strong, intelligent, funny, often self-mocking. They are tough on themselves... fall into predictable pits, but expect everything of themselves"
The Washington Post
"A damned good, old-fashioned story...A modern portrait of an artist as a young woman...Remarkable."
"Violet Clay shows Gail Godwin as a painterly writer and a very good novelist indeed."
The Boston Globe