"This flavorful and enthralling novel brilliantly captures New Orleans during the civil rights era. It's a deeply personal tale about growing up and searching for family as well as a provocative exploration of race and kinship. I found it both thrilling and poignant."
WALTER ISAACSON, NYT'S BESTSELLER OF FIVE BOOKS INCLUDING STEVE JOBS, EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE, AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
"McNeal's Dollbaby is such an impressive debut—a powerful roux of family drama, long-simmering secrets and resentments, and ultimately, forgiveness and redemption. Deeply evocative, with memorable characters, Dollbaby belongs on the keeper shelf along with The Help and The Secret Life of Bees."
MARY KAY ANDREWS, NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FIXER UPPER, SAVANNAH BLUES AND FIVE OTHERS