An Owl on Every Post
New review from ForeWord Reviews
". . . sings with sentences that soar. ... The book delivers a harsh and unforgiving situation, viewed through the eyes of a little girl, communicated with the sure hand of a skilled writer. An Owl on Every Post would make an engrossing read for most audiences."
“The lyricism of Sanora Babb’s writing defines the luminous and transcendent landscape of this extraordinary memoir. On a par stylistically and thematically with Willa Cather’s My Antonia, this is a classic that deserves to be rediscovered and cherished for years to come.”
—Linda P. Miller, Professor of English, chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway, author of Letters from the Lost Generation.
“An unsung masterpiece—I was completely blown away by it. Her ageless story deserves a permanent place in our nation’s literature."
—Arnold Rampersad, author of Ralph Ellison: A Biography.
“In every voice, gesture, and scenic description, the whole atmosphere of the prairie communicates an intoxicating sense that the every day world contains secret layers of meaning.”
—Alan M. Wald, author of Exiles from a Future Time.
“Thought-provoking description of the mystery, wonder and poetry of growing up in a pioneering environment. A vivid restoration of an important phase of American history.”
“Sanora Babb, with quiet humor, and a great all-encompassing love for a land and her people, has created a warm hearth indeed in this book. I hold my hands out to be warmed.”
“An enchanting true story of a childhood on the plains. Absolutely great.”
“Babb's engaging memoir recalls a childhood spent on the harsh and wild Colorado frontier during the early 1900s.”