"A wonderful first novel of the lives of three generations of Tennessee women....I can't think of enough nice things to say about Crazy Ladies. The voices are sharp, wry, and utterly convincing."
-Washington Post Book World

"...a rich and robust novel, wonderfully performed."skillfully interwoven mix of calamity and comedy, narrated inturns by a wholly entertaining cast of characters."
-AudioFile Magazine

"...a fine reading by Nashville resident West, who finds just the right voice for each of her creations"
-The Providence Journal

"Not since Flannery O'Connor's first book has a debut novel by a young Southerner been so filled with wry humor and humanity, so precisely right in its idioms, and so distinctive in its voices."
-St. Petersburg Times

"Wonderfully inventive.... Her writing is brilliant in detail and dialogue, flavored with just enough spicy Southern wit and wisdom."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"West's accent is Southern fried and brassy...her spirited performance is enjoyable."
-Los Angeles Times