Veneer: Stories (1998)
"In his third collection of short fiction, Steve Yarbrough offers nine comfortably shaped tales. Set mostly in the South, particularly Mississippi, and told mostly in the first person, these stories have the ease of yarns spun on front porches—the sentences ring softly in clear, uncomplicated tones."
— New York Times Book Review
"Steve Yarbrough's magnificent Southern landscape has new highways, new money, espresso, some fancy architecture, and pretty much the same old grit and evil. To read Yarbrough's new collection of stories is to see precisely where we are."
— William Harrison
"Like all the most talented writers, Steve Yarbrough just keeps getting better and better."
— Larry Brown