"Purple Flat Top may sharpen our sense of wonder and respect for the wide open spaces east of here and the people who inhabit them."
"Nesbit writes in a simple and clear voice, but also with a powerful gift for observation and reflection. . . . Purple Flat Top is worth revisiting if it has been read before or experiencing fully anew if it has not."
-Roni K. Devlin, Shelf Awareness, December 2011
"With humor and poignancy, Purple Flat Top is a fine assortment, very much recommended for any literary short fiction collection."
-Midwest Book Review
"At once wry and compassionate, these crisply written vignettes impart a spirited, substantial nourishment as they describe a particular American landscape."
"A fine, gracefully written combination of bird-watching, people-watching, and regional history."