"...a young, southern girl in the 1920s who becomes a ballsy broad in a double-wide. This heartbreaking and hysterical book inspires us with a brave and unusual life."
- Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
"With beautiful peculiarity of detail and a perfect combination of sharpness and sensitivity, tammy lynne stoner pens a gorgeous debut novel about race, class, sexuality, and the prisons we make of ourselves."
- Gigi Little, Powell's book seller
"Every page has a beating heart,
every character is so alive, you swear you
hear them breathing..."
- Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author
"...endearing strength, sass, and soul searching." The Oregonian
("Five Novels to Escape with This Summer")
"...a gritty, redeeming story about second chances filled with hope and inspiration..." - Tar Heel Reader
"Quietly powerful..." - Foreword Reviews (5 star review)
"It's a story that deals with heavy themes such as racism and gender and sexual discrimination and violence, but stoner writes with such a tender, warm lilt..." - ArtsAtl
"...especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Literary Fiction collections." -MidWest Book Reviews
"...a debut you don't want to miss." - Bustle
"...follows in the legacy of Southern humorists Bailey White and Rebecca Wells." - Library Journal
"A postcard of small-town Texas life from Prohibition through civil rights, tracing the treatment and awareness of gay people through these decades... stoner is sure to win her own devoted following with this ravishing debut." - STARRED Kirkus Reviews
"This is writing at its finest..." - New York Journal of Books
"The characters are humorous and self-effacing, and their wit holds up even more starkly against the harsh landscape of the Texas politics..."
- Lambda Literary Journal
"...with keen insight into race, class, gender identity and social norms, Sugar Land is the story of a woman learning to come home to herself." - BookPage
"...about improbable kindnesses stubbornly taking root in harsh environments and how the toughest prisons are often the ones we create for ourselves." - Houston Chronicle