what truly unifies the collection is Lyons' impressive ability to capture the voices of a wide range of characters. He's so good that readers may find themselves wishing all 12 stories, rather than nine of 12, had been written in first person.
In the November 2 Philadelphia Inquirer, Kevin Grauke reviews Mark Lyons's story collection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines. According to Grauke,
If you care about the true America, beyond Hollywood and Wall Street and TV celebrities, this is a book for you.