– Dinty W. Moore, Author of Between Panic & Desire
Under Tracy Seeley’s cool, clear gaze, the fractured landscape of America’s rootlessness is seen whole again. She reminds us that place is both on the horizon and within our memories; reminds us of ‘who and where we are.’ My Ruby Slippers is a complete pleasure to read, swift and graceful, and very moving.
–Lewis Buzbee, author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
There is a sensitivity and patience and persistent thoughtfulness in Tracy Seeley’s prose that make her memoir unique to this cultural moment. In her capable hands we are in no hurry to get anywhere, but happy to follow her lead down every digressive and revelatory path.
Ad astra per aspera.To the stars through difficulty is the Kansas state motto. Tracy Seeley’s My Ruby Slippers takes us on a knockabout journey to Dorothy territory, but when she awakens in sunflowers, she’s not home. An honest inquiry into who we are wherever we are, and a brave meditation on mortality. A wonderful book.
–Terese Svoboda, author of Black Glasses Like Clark Kent