Two New Reviews

Two more great reviews for Fall Back Down When I Die. This time at High Country News and Split Rock Reviews!

“Gorgeous . . . Spellbinding . . . The land itself is almost a living character in the book, rendered both beautiful and ominous in Wilkins’s poetic prose . . . A gripping debut.” —Sarah Gilman, High Country News

“Early in Joe Wilkins’s first novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, he writes, “The moon came up whistle thin. A tooth, a claw, the leanest blade.” This language carries through the rest of the novel, and it is symbolic of the stunning, haunting, and complex story that Wilkins weaves.” —Andrew Jones, Split Rock Review

Essay at High Country News

Wilkins FarmHigh Country News has just posted the full text of my essay “Reconciling Family Narrative with Textbook History in Montana’s Big Horn Valley.” Though I really enjoyed researching and writing this one, it means even more to me now, as my grandmother recently passed away. She read an earlier draft, but I would have loved for her to see the piece in print. I miss her.