"Levine uses the symbolic envelope represented by
the house to give us a feeling for the way the writers' respective imaginations pierced through the actual walls that held them and into that other dimension, fiction ... These little trips to the 19th century are deliciously atmospheric, biographical appetizers that make you want to know more."
- Mopsy Strange Kennedy, The Boston Globe

"Miriam Levine has assembled a handy reference to some 20 homes that are open to the public for inspection and nostalgia."
- Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times