The Washington Post writes: “This generous spirit makes ‘The Lager Queen of Minnesota’ a pleasure to read and the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.”

TIME Magazine has a review in their July 29th issue, saying “In Stradal’s follow-up to his best-selling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, the Minnesota native’s energetic prose once again captures the optimism of the heartland.”

USA Today writes: “Stradal, who also wrote 2015's well-received "Kitchens of the Great Midwest," is an understated storyteller whose American voice and quaint, ambling prose reads like it would feel at home in "A Prairie Home Companion" or "A River Runs Through It." Raised in Minnesota and now living in Los Angeles, Stradal clearly knows Midwestern women, and his sensitively crafted portrayals read authentic and come from the heart.”