"Writers with deep roots in this place are gathered here to tell us old stories of the land that has shaped our character. Open Spaces is a gift."
-Molly Gloss, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award
"This is a anthology of beautiful pieces - time devoted to reading these pieces will be rewarding!"
-Jerry F. Franklin, University of Washington
"Just looking at the table of contents for this anthology launches the reader on a journey, and there could be no better tour guides than the impressive group of authors in this collection, who represent some of the most thoughtful observers about finding our proper place in the world."
-Janet Neuman, Lewis and Clark Law School
"For the past thirty years or so, the Pacific Northwest has been recognized widely for the range and quality of its belles-lettres. A highly readable collection of essays, poems, reflections, and stories, Open Spaces will burnish the regions' literary reputation."
"The essays and articles were unusually intimate, smart, thoughtful, artful and deeply connected to key regional issues."
-Gretchen Legler, High Country News, December 2011
"The Open Spaces anthology is essential reading for anyone moving to Cascadia and to the rest of the world."
-Brett Campbell, Willamette Week, June 22 2011
"The metaphysics of Northwest identity, grounded in a confluence of storytelling and analysis, is a ceaseless quest, and Open Spaces, the magazine and now the book, does it better than most. The anthology's lineup of 30 writers [is] impressive for its range, readability, and depth of knowledge."
-Capitol Hill Times