Interviews and Other Press Coverage:

Wall Street Journal

A Tree Grows in Guadalcanal article in the Huffington Post

NPR interview on Morning Edition

WNYC interview with Leonard Lopate

MSNBC interview on The Cycle

Smithsonian Magazine


Book Reviews:

Kirkus Reviews

“A fresh perspective on the trials of war and the power of books.”

Booklist (starred review)

“Books mattered.”

Library Journal

“Highly readable and extremely appealing.”

Publishers Weekly

“An engrossing story.”

USA Today (4 out of 4 stars)

“Crisply written and compelling.”

Entertainment Weekly (Letter grade: A)

“It packs a wallop.”

Boston Globe

“A book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books.”

Christian Science Monitor

“An uplifting examination of a little-known, intimate aspect of America’s most well-known war.”

Smithsonian Magazine


New York Times

“The bibliophile’s equivalent of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.'”