“Masterful... These portraits of animals struggling with human feelings startle with their emotional exactitude, empathy, and expert execution. Complex feelings articulated through heart-rending paintings that beg return visits.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Hurst’s painterly spreads are lush and bewitching.” —Publishers Weekly
“To read this is to step onto a roller-coaster of emotions. It’s just SO breathtakingly moving and ultimately, uplifting.
There’s a near sublime quality about Elise Hurst’s oil-paintings and the way in which these, interwoven with her equally poetic words, create a synergy that moved this particular reviewer to tears and at the same time, fuelled a determination to continue working as a bridge builder in the spirit of Adelaide.” — Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub