I loved this set of a dozen stories brought to life in Morgan Talty’s words. Each story is demonstrative of life as a Penobscot, in a Native community in Maine. One of my favorites is about a boy who opens a Pandora’s box kind of jar and lets out a curse that ruins his family. But there’s something here for everyone. This is a debut by an author who will make a permanent mark on our literary landscape. One of my favorite writers – Rick Bass – was so impressed by him that he is “guaranteeing” that Morgan will be a literary success! It doesn’t get any better than that, folks.
–Linda Bond, Auntie’s Books, Spokane, WA