Starred review from Publishers Weekly:
“In this remarkable collection, Batkie creates strong, evocative imagery with economy and precision. She elevates both the common and uncommon experiences of her characters, resulting in something quite extraordinary.”
Included in “Five Best Westerns” by Christopher Knowlton in the Wall Street Journal:
“…[an] arresting portrait of an old gunslinger in his final days and at the end of an era.”
Compiled and Edited by Richard Siegel
Featured in Jewish Telegraph Agency:
“The Jewish Catalog combined an anti-authoritarian spirit with a strong dose of Jewish tradition. Its tone was liberal and egalitarian, with respect but not obeisance to the past… No other book was as important in helping me lead a Jewish life.”
Edited by Wendy Jean Katz
Review from H-Net:
“This edited collection deserves a serious look among scholars . . . Hopefully, Katz’s commendable collection will inspire future work on other fairs that have too long been in the shadow of Chicago.”
Edited by Patricia Cox Crews and Carolyn Ducey
Review from Journal of Folklore Research:
“This generous volume testifies to the wealth of data available at the IQSCM and demonstrates its dedication to using its collections for cutting-edge research. In conjunction with its earlier volume, American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870—1940 (2009), it is a rich resource for quilt studies education and related courses in American history, women’s history, decorative arts, and textiles.”
William C. Davis
Excerpt in Capper’s Farmer.
Kimberly J. Brown
Author interview on WCCO Mid-Morning.
Mark T. Peters II
Author interview on the CyberWire Daily Podcast.
Rabbi Elliot Dorff
Author interview for The Sankofa Book Club.