"Slatalla offers her tale in charming,
unsentimental language. 'Soon my family's Martin will be
a memory,' she writes, but it's only thanks to her skills
that the town will be remembered at all."
– People Magazine
"Martin may be the antithesis of the
mythologized Lake Wobegon, but its inhabitants are just as unforgettable."
– Chicago Tribune
"Martin has a Boswell...Ms.
Slatalla develops a powerful sense of place."
– Wall Street Journal
"Heartwarming, yet sober
– Kirkus Reviews
– Daniel Okrent
"...brings to life a unique,
and uniquely American, place"
– Howard Frank
“Slatalla takes readers on
a sweetly affectionate stroll down a memory lane brimming with
colorful yarns and characters.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Slatalla paints a vivid
picture of small-town life”
"It's a fitting
memorial for an unusual town and makes one wonder how many
other towns' stories have been lost."
– Austin Chronicle
believe that great American literature is still attainable
will find this book a true gem."
– The Roanoke Times