"Silverthorne’s engaging writing brings a real, mostly unknown part of history to life. Despite a large cast of characters, the author paints dynamic portraits of many personalities. It is also encouraging to see such a strong piece of historical fiction told from the point of view of women and girls."
"It’s hard for me to decide which is the stronger foundation for the story, the characters or the plot, as both are substantial and intricate."
"'We have to validate the darkness within each other in order to try and move ahead. By listening to another person’s story we're validating their existence, their hurt and their pain[...] Readers need to know what is being triggered, and examine what is being triggered, and if they find some good, to use that goodness to heal.'"
"With all the positive affirmations about body image and awareness campaigns about eating disorders and mental illness, Small Displays of Chaos is still a timely and relevant story that needs to be told and heeded."
"That's what this collection seems to be about in the end -- a Cree writer shaping her own narrative, taking ownership of her own history and revealing her own story on her own terms."
"Wild Rose is an amazing novel that comes at a time when I thought there was little left to be said about the prairies, the subject of so many books over so many decades. This time around, the women who settled the west are given their due, helping to clear the land, provide the vittles, and bear the children."