"A work of creative non-fiction at once vivid, comprehensive and compelling."
—The Globe and Mail
"By following these mad dreamers into the wilds, and entering into their subjective existences, Silvis recreates what it means to challenge a rugged landscape, evoking the frustration of bogs and swamps and dangerous rapids, the torments of mosquitoes and black flies, and the exhilaration of surmounting a final ridge to stand gazing over a lake that few have ever seen. . . . Heart So Hungry is a notable addition to the literature of northern exploration."
—The Globe and Mail
"A seamless, gripping account of three expeditions that rings true on all levels. Silvis expertly weaves together the expeditions."
—The Chronicle Herald
"A tale of courage, rivalry and betrayal. . .Conflicts and obstacles abound as the vibrant, succinct narrative portrays the key players in a series of vividly imagined scenes and conversations. Silvis’s skills as a fiction writer breathe new life into the story by creating complex characters that the reader cares about. . . . Silvis’s lively rendering of this course of events celebrates the steely determination of Canada’s first female explorer. It also captures the untamed beauty of Labrador as a place of both danger and intrigue."
—Winnipeg Free Press
"Heart So Hungry is a complex love story . . . but it is also a tragedy and an epic. The combination makes for a wonderful tale. Silvis knows how to develop character and craft scenes that draw readers into his story and help them understand the characters’ motives."
—Quill & Quire
"Compellingly exciting. . . . For armchair adventure, this is a book that will keep you glued to your rocker until the last lines of Mina’s love."
—The Sun Times (Owen Sound)
Praise for Randall Silvis:
"Randall Silvis is this country’s most pitch-perfect stylist, and one of a few writers in his generation who will make a difference."
—Pulitzer Prize nominee William Allen