"A splendid meditation on American forbears... stitched together with the elemental gravity of earth, water, wood and sky. As memorable as it is puzzling."
- Garreth David
".... A magical realism that conjures both emptiness and hope. Oddly charismatic. "
- D.Wayne Macy
"Renders the imperturbable from the inextinguishable. A poignant memoir that borrows more from archicture than actuality. "
- Apherture (starred review)
"Moves effortlessly between civil twilight and uncertainty ... this is Barnes' New Morning ... and sings with apical clarity. Best in show."
- Kona Blog-Islander
"Operates at submarine frequency, but is as accessible as anything in his gurney sack.... americana without the capital."
- Marin Mailer
from the year Published January 26, 2010