RaveThe MissoulianHearth...is an expansive collection of poems and stories on the concept of hearth as it relates to the entire modern world, with influences that extend much more deeply. The book is truly multicultural in its reach, with a stellar lineup of international contributors ... From front cover to back, Hearth is a visually and intellectually stimulating collection, always beautiful, but equal parts uplifting and heartbreaking. In their effort to spark conversations about other possibilities—larger possibilities—for how we all relate to one another in our fractious global community, Smith and O’Connor have delivered an astounding, gorgeous first effort for what promises to be an ongoing discussion.
RaveMissoulian\"As a work of historical fiction, the book works very well, capturing the gritty life lived in mid-19th century America. It was a different world then, though the very human ways we tend to brutalize and betray one another are easily recognizable today. It is a love story, ultimately, though only of a sort. There isn’t an abundance of sweetness or happiness to be found between the covers. Nor should there be, given the nature of the story.\