“The author of the well-received No Man in the House offers a poignant portrayal of a Jamaican woman’s struggle to build a new life in Canada.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, on Sleep On, Beloved

“A first novel from Barbadian-born Foster, published first in Canada and now making its US debut: one of those rare books that do indeed celebrate indomitable characters and the resilience of the human spirit…. It is Howard and his grandmother who touch the heart with the splendor of their boundless courage. A remarkable debut.”

Kirkus Reviews, on No Man in the House, 1991

“A moving story, rich in detail, told with great sensitivity and affection.”

New York Newsday, No Man in the House

“He shows the brave characters of West Indian women as no one else has.”

E. Annie Proulx, No Man in the House