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- Dusty Baker, manager, Cincinnati Reds
"This wonderfully fresh and original novel by Jay Feldman is not only a unique addition to baseball fiction, but it ranges far beyond the diamond to raise vital questions of love and life in its sensitive portrayal of cultural conflict. You won't want to call a time-out once you begin this heart-grabbing story."
- Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back, Havana Heat, and Two in the Field
- Kerry Yo Nakagawa, author of Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball
"Jay Feldman has woven a magical mix of baseball, love, and life. This is a tale that will resonate for readers of all ages."
- Jules Tygiel, author of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy,
and Past Time: Baseball as History
"Jay Feldman has written a highly accessible, fast paced novel...that mixes fiction and historic facts into a love story. The love of family, baseball, community, and the love between a man and a woman are woven into a search for the 'American Dream'."
- Nichi Bei Times
"Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream stirs up baseball, romance and U.S. history...."
"[H]elps readers go vicariously into the past and imagine themselves, like Suitcase Sefton, acting much better than most Americans did at the time."
- Tim Morris, Professor of English
University of Texas at Arlington
"Jay Feldman...has crafted a...highly readable...baseball novel that is about more than just baseball."
Japanese American National Museum web site
"Jay Feldman's well-crafted novel uses the sport of baseball as a vehicle to take us into the world of Japanese Americans living in World War II internment camps."
Asian American Curriculum Project
"Even if you don't like baseball one bit, [you] still will have a hard time putting the book down."
"Jay Feldman...combines a talent for combining solid research with the knack of telling an authentic, entertaining tale....Feldman [is] a gifted storyteller."
Central Valley Business Journal
"While most baseball books are non-fictional, there are some good ones out there that use baseball as the framework for a fictional story. Jay Feldman's latest book, Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream, is one of them."
The SABR Baseball Book Review