“Lore Segal may have come closer than anyone to writing The Great American Novel.” — The New York Times

“Lore Segal is … one of those rare people who combine art, eccentricity, honesty, and wisdom and who, by a change of tone, an altered inflection, produce such enchanting effects that the [reader] is swept along.” — Chicago Tribune

“Every now and then a piece of work bursts the bounds of its own conventions … announcing the existence in our midst of a genuine writer.” — Vivian Gornick, The Nation

“Lore Segal is an astute and gentle observer … ” — Sue Halpern, The New York Times Book Review

“Outdistances our contemporary expectations of fiction … to maintain a lasting place not only in American literature but in that of the world.” — Stanley Crouch

“Lore Segal has taken our literary life apart so sweetly that no one will want to put it together again.” — William Gass

“Lucinella is a perfectly simple, wonderful, magical book.  It’s as light and innocent as a fantasy, yet all the materials of the fantasy are as convincing as life… It’s the best book I know about how poets and novelists really are, as husbands or wives, as lovers, as cocktail-party friends.” — John Gardner