Review by: John Formy-Duval, About.com—Contemporary Literature - November 1, 2012
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage has the potential to become a classic American picaresque novel... Its themes and the power of its language, the forceful flow of its storyline and its characters have earned the right to a broad national audience.
Review by: Lucius Shepard - April 1, 2012
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage tells of a young boy’s travels through the black heart of Depression America and his search for light both metaphorical and real. Writing with a controlled lyrical passion, Marly Youmans has
crafted the finest, and the truest period novel I’ve read in years.