Safe From the Neighbors (2010)
"A satisfying, deftly constructed narrative that contemplates the difficulty with which we shed our ties to history ... [An] intricate, absorbing tale."
— Washington Post
"Yarbrough, who has been likened to Faulkner for his attention to Mississippi ... nimbly illustrates what the past can tell us about the present."
— New York Times Book Review
"Yarbrough's lines can stop you in your tracks."
— Florida Times-Union
"Steve Yarbrough is a masterful storyteller—one of our finest—and Safe From the Neighbors is a masterpiece."
— Jill McCorkle
"Safe From the Neighbors is a novel of unusual richness and depth, one that's as wise about the small shocks within a marriage as it is about the troubled history of Mississippi. Steve Yarbrough is a formidably talented novelist."
— Tom Perrotta
"Safe From the Neighbors does what only the best novels can do; after reading it, we can never see the world, or ourselves, in quite the same way."
— Ron Rash
"Safe From the Neighbors will take your breath away. Ambitious, funny, sad and beautifully crafted, it's everything a novel should be."
— Richard Russo