Marilyn Baron, award-winning author of 28 works of fiction, including The Case of the Missing Botticelli

“… I am an avid reader and this is truly one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s a page-turner but also the kind of book that will have you marveling at every word and recommending it to your friends. There’s nothing trite about this book. It’s fun and nostalgic with its many musical references, literate and lyrical. … Mama Tried is literary fiction, Southern fiction, women’s fiction, commercial fiction, and romance all rolled into one.  It should be made into a movie and would be ideal for book clubs. I laughed throughout and cried at the end and I didn’t want it to end.”