A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
One of the Toronto Globe and Mail‘s Ten Best Books of the Year
"A minor miracle…After you read it, nothing-not even a sheet of newsprint-will seem ordinary again."
-New York Times Book Review
"Cohen’s tracing of the three objects is fascinating, but what really sets it apart is the poetic beauty of the prose."
"The book itself seems to vibrate in your hands as you discover an odd mysticism rooted in the most ordinary and most obvious."
–Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
"These are not merely stories about production and commerce, but richly hued, intimate portraits of people whose work and lives are seamlessly integrated…Something to be savored."
–Toronto Globe and Mail
"At the deepest level, this is a book about storytelling as a mission of discovery and transcendence."
–New York Newsday