"Part modern western, part mystery, this first novel will appeal to fans of Louise Erdrich and Kent Haruf. Quimby's prose reads so true, it breaks the heart."
—BOOKLIST, starred review
"The Colorado setting and the author's simple style of prose perfectly complement the complexity of the human spirit in this superb debut."
"Monument Road is so rich with landscape, character and event that such a small telling cannot begin to do it justice. Read this exquisite story; it is a joy and a wonder and atour de force of authorship."
"Quimby’s storytelling, his humane impulses and his lyrical passages on the meaning of love and time, and on the history, geology and botany of the region, will surely impress readers."
—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
"Quimby uses words as spare as Colorado's landscape to describe characters who range from endearing to crusty, wise to foolish, spiritual to downright evil. The folks who live near Monument Road aren't just descriptions in a book; they're complex people readers will care about."
"A book of confessions and connections, fear, forgiveness and, ultimately, the stirrings of redemption."
—HIGH COUNTRY NEWS
"Not to be overlooked is the love, humor and friendship among pain and loss…a book far more about the richness of life than the finality of death."
—GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL
"A wonderful novel full of wit and wisdom, generosity and malice."
—GRAND JUNCTION FREE PRESS
"Quimby's writing is sensitive and graceful; he has a talent for revealing slowly blossoming characters who are beautifully flawed and realistic."
—THE DESERET NEWS
"Monument Road is beautiful and real, full of landscape imagery of the American Southwest as a poignant and sometimes haunting metaphor of our connections to the land."
"This is a novel with size and scope and generosity, with an acute understanding of human nature and a deep appreciation for the ways people face change and work out their lives in relation to each other."
—KENT MEYERS, author ofTwisted Tree
"In prose that might have been chiseled from the magnificent landscape he describes, Charlie Quimby has written a great big American Novel. Full of pathos and humor and sadness, you won't reach the end of this book without feeling fuller and wiser."
—PETER GEYE, author ofThe Lighthouse Road
"A legitimate modern western, complete with an impressively authentic and aging rancher, heartache, ghosts, low–lifes, a rural landscape undergoing radical transformation, a glut of evangelical churches, and the ancient, powerful cliffs and mesas that surround it all, in southwestern Colorado. The narrative is likewise unpredictable and wild! A pleasure to read."
—BONNIE NADZAM, author ofLamb
"The landscape and characters ofMonument Road ring true. Charlie Quimby has created a story that is hard to forget. His attention to the details of a fading life and life style are spot on and will be a window to any reader's understanding of the central phenomenon of the New West."
—DAN O'BRIEN, author ofStolen Horses
"A big–hearted novel chock full of memorable characters, a pleasure to read."
—DAVID RHODES, author ofJewelweed
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