"This is one of the best American novels of the year, and it is a major contribution to Appalachian literature."                                                                                                          - Silas House, author of The Coal Tattoo


 "Carter Sickels is a tremendous novelist with a tremendous story to tell..."                                  - Stacey D'Erasmo, author of The Sky Below


"The Evening Hour could be a hymn sung out in a country church; when I finished it, I wanted to close my eyes, listen to its echoes, feel the power of its song..."                                                                                                                                                                       - Josh Weil, author of The New Valley