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Macleans Magazine (Canada) - Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"...a stunning memoir with page-turner pace... ...marvellously
Gothic book... The memoir is a gripping account of divided
loyalties, the real cost of farming and the shattered people on the
Booklist - September 1, 2011
“Weir’s captivating memoir reveals dark undercurrents: environmental
destruction due to wanton use of pesticides, emotional devastation
due to calculated intimidation, economic degradation due to the
inherent poverty of the farming life... Weir’s own story is as
harrowing as they come, yet filled with an uncanny self-awareness
that leads, ultimately, to redemption.”
Publishers Weekly - August 8, 2011
"...An affecting memoir... A truly disquieting tale of family
dislocation and rupture..."