The Iowa Review
“Jones changes the way we talk about Appalachians…an artful exploration of voice, place, and belonging.”
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Shelf Awareness
“His narrative is haunting and evocative, full of rich details and natural scenery…”
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The Southeastern Librarian
“Jones…grapples with the age-old questions of who we are and how our geographical and cultural background affects who we become.”
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WNC Magazine
“With clean, strong prose and hefty thematic and emotional weight…Jones has a voice readers will want to hear more often.”

Mountain Xpress
“Jones doesn’t fit the stereotype of a mountain boy coming back home…”
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North Carolina Literary Review
Jones “draws for the reader a literary map both internal and external, that reveals the complexities of being native to a place…”
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