The End of California (2006)
"One of the brightest Southern writers since Pat Conroy ... an evocative portrait of a place and people [who are] every bit as complex as Faulkner's"
"Compelling ... Yarbrough has a keen ear [and] a sharp eye for changes in the cultural landscape."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Graceful, precise and packed with surprises."
"For a writer, a small town is a narrow well, but an exceedingly deep one. Nobody understands this better than Steve Yarbrough does. Many of us have been wondering what became of Loring, Mississippi—Yarbrough's Yoknapatawpha. The End of California is a profoundly satisfying answer to that question."
"Anybody who thinks the Mississippi Delta has given up all its secrets need to read Steve Yarbrough, especially this new one. It's scary and wonderful, true to the bone and his best yet."