"Cooper's work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston." --Alice Walker
"Cooper knows how to 'talk' her stories to us, as though each of them is told by a kindly and concerned friend. The sound of them is lovely, memorable, haunting." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Gutsy and familiar...Cooper's power comes from sticking to her instinct, which is to tell a story, plain and simple." --The Washington Post
'Ms. cooper is as down-home as Zora Neale Hurston, thank you, and blooming into as skilled a storyteller. Cooper's characters are the folk heroes of black culture...Tales of triumph that give you reason to keep reading." --Essence
"These stories are jazzy, clubby, folksy, small towny, populist, perky, and if you don't like them, you must be in an absolutely unshakeable bad mood..." --Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times
"Both men and women are treated with such bemused love that these tales of passions gone astray are transformed into celebrations of life." --MS.