"There aren’t too many authors out there who do as many things as well as Ron McLarty does here. Traveler is powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking."
"Traveler has an acuteness about acting, aging and failure . . . this deeply personal reflectiveness, while often funny, also has a nostalgia for the old days.
THE WASHINGTON POST
"McLarty proves himself a superb storyteller possessing integrity, charm and wit.”"
THE DENVER POST
"McLarty excels at creating a sense of place . . . . But he is positively brilliant at creating characters."
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
"I finished Traveler yesterday. I simply loved the adventure. So beautifully written, so clearly and perfectly told. I was in public when I read the swing set scene and had to hide my face as I wept. I loved those people and rejoiced with them and mourned with them and celebrated the sad, sad joys of living and dying. And I have never read a better depiction of my profession. Thank you for a wonderful couple of days and for memories that I won't soon forget."
"Ron McLarty, the hotshot rookie among recent American novelists, returns with a second book that proves he's no one-hit wonder."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"Actor and playwright McLarty, whose debut, The Memory of Running (2005), caused a stir, returns with a crisply written novel that is partly a mystery and partly a nostalgic look back at childhood."
"This novel has a great voice, a great plot, great suspense, a great evocation of time and place."
THE BOSTON GLOBE