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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 front lines.”

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…”

The Boston Globe (Pick of the Week)
“…Searing…the past is artfully juxtaposed with the present in this finely wrought work. Its haunting passages will linger long after the last page is turned

Publishers Lunch (one of the Favorite Books of 2011)
“This memoir is viscera encapsulated, of young, passionate love and shattering tragedy around the corner, of a horrible childhood redeemed by motherhood and literary output in secret, of not fitting in until you make everything fit you.”

Library Journal (one of the Librarians’ Best Books of 2011)
“Extraordinarily moving memoir…Weir proffers a worldview that is at once eloquent, sincere, and searing.”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Weir knows how to move a story along, and her memoir is a page turner

Entertainment Weekly (B+)
“Equal parts moving love story and environmental warning.”

Wisconsin State Journal
“Few books have made the case for shopping organic as eloquently…Her story is a thought-provoking argument against the pesticides used to grow food, but more than that, it’s the story of the growth of an unlikely union. ‘Love doesn’t happen overnight,’ Weir writes, and when she concludes the story of her marriage, she leaves readers marveling at the complexities of love

“A finely wrought story…[Weir’s] journey, at times lonely and sad, is ultimately triumphant. Readers will be glad Weir found a home for this brave book…”