Praise for It Falls Gently All Around

“These are rich stories, prompting us to recall our own hopes and failures and our lost and found loves. This is a beautiful first book.” Southern Review of Books

“Reeves brings poetry to the portrayal of those who have it hard.” —The Washington Post

“Ms. Reeves has created a unique collection, one that seduces the reader with great writing, and also leaves them wanting more.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“… a memorable account of a community through the intimate lens of their relationships, addictions, longings, and fears.” —Chicago Review of Books

“Both humorous and deeply emotional, this collection shines for its beautifully written characters.” Booklist

“With insight, humor, and tenderness, Ramona Reeves renders lives as notable for their frailties and bruises as they are for their grace and grit.” —Elizabeth Graver, Drue Heinz Literature Prize guest judge and author of The End of the Point

“The stories in this linked collection … deconstruct what the American Dream means and while the stories build off one another, they are masterfully crafted to stand alone.” —Debutiful

“Reeves works the line between the mundane details of life and its moments of heady insight like an Olympic gymnast, and grounds it all in a fabulously wry comic sensibility. ” —Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

It Falls Gently All Around is a fine and noteworthy collection of characters and their stories, impeccably wrought to bring the reader into a place of tradition and contradiction.” —Alabama Writers Forum

“The book is a triumph of wise and compassionate storytelling.” —Kevin McIlvoy, author of One Kind Favor

“… a clear ambition of the author—to capture the elusive human moments that we all experience but for which we need an artist to genuinely see. ” —Robert Boswell, author of Mystery Ride and Tumbledown