Heid E. Erdrich Recommends Sacred Wilderness: "Reading the realist-surrealism of 'Sacred Wilderness’ will bring you jolts of recognition or thrilling introduction to new places you’ll want to visit, all the while imagining you are there with the fictional and actual friends Susan Power depicts with affection and drama.”
"Set in St. Paul, Minnesota, the story moves across time and space with a cast of lovable characters such as Ojibwe elder Gladys Swan and her wise cat Zhigaag. They've all come together in order to heal Candace Jenssen, yet Sacred Wilderness, the message heals us all. A triumph!"
"Power's characters laugh, shout, whisper, and speak to readers long after the page has been turned, the book has been closed, the library door has been shut. With organic structure reminiscent of oral tradition and brilliant form evocative of the finest literary craft, Power’s stories unveil all that is meaningful and memorable in our shared human experience."
—Ernestine Hayes, author of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir
"Susan Power writes with the passion, tenderness, and grace to knock down walls and expose what's been unseen. Sacred Wilderness is a feast, full of fierce love, unexpected humor, and wisdom both timely and timeless."
—Rachel Kadish is the author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story
"Every new book by Susan Power is cause for celebration. This vibrant work is no exception. Her vision is intact: vivid, telling, honest and transcendent. Power is a treasure and a true artist."
—Luis Alberto Urrea, award-winning author of Queen of America