"A pleasure to read … [Kittredge] has written a remarkably frank account of his own life, and at every stage it was interesting…. You will not have read another Western like this."
– Washington Post Book World
"A grand and true story by one of our finest writers."
– Annie Dillard
"The story of the Kittredges … intersects mightily with the myth of American expansion and ‘improvement’ of the ‘wilderness.’… a valuable memoir that should be read with care … [Kittredge’s] voice should be a prophetic one."