At the age of 5, in 1909, the author could herd livestock, tame a bronco and brand a cow. . . . How fortunate that she gave us this flavorful memoir of that year, documenting a now vanished way of life on the territorial frontier.
—New York Times
The book sits on the cusp of culture and time. . . . a fascinating account of frontier life.
—Los Angeles Times
A most captivating and readable piece of personal history.
There are books that are constructed—and there are books that are lived. What immediately draws the reader to A Beautiful, Cruel Country
is this sense of living history, of the author's immersion in the land of her childhood.
—Western American Literature
As fascinating and diversified as the contents of an old trunk . . . [a] most interesting and appealing book.
—Western Historical Quarterly
Transitory wisps of beauty, rose-petal desert sunset clouds, or a golden lace banner of butterflies floating in midair made a deep, long-lasting impression.
—The Bloomsbury Review