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review– HARVESTING BALLADS, Library Journal

An orphan from birth. Sorry learns the details of his parentage at age 18 and begins a search for his roots. His legacy- a 1931 Chevy, a steel-bodied guitar, a scrapbook- adds a touch of reality to the stories of his parents told by his stepfather, but it is Marcus Baldwin, his uncle, who provides the sense of family for which be longs, and which Sorry ultimately destroys once it is his. This first novel by a talented. young writer is steeped in the tradition of America’s Great Plains; it rambles, like the country itself, drawing the lives of the settlers, the Indians, and the cowboys of the past into the background of an ambitious tale of the Depression years through the 1960s. A substantial addition to a quality fiction collection.

–Thomas L. Kilpatrick