The Iowa Review
"Jones changes the way we talk about Appalachians...an artful exploration of voice, place, and belonging."
"His narrative is haunting and evocative, full of rich details and natural scenery..."
The Southeastern Librarian
"Jones...grapples with the age-old questions of who we are and how our geographical and cultural background affects who we become."
"With clean, strong prose and hefty thematic and emotional weight...Jones has a voice readers will want to hear more often."
"Jones doesn't fit the stereotype of a mountain boy coming back home..."
North Carolina Literary Review
Jones "draws for the reader a literary map both internal and external, that reveals the complexities of being native to a place..."