THE SACRED HOOP, by Bill Broder, Sierra Club Books "Bill Broder's THE SACRED HOOP is a special book in which the moral qualities of the human spirit, linked to a metaphysical presence moving through history and pervading life, are persuasive and affecting. It's a fine piece of writing. A book as good as this . . . is something to inspire the courage and faith we all need to keep going." Robert Stone
"THE SACRED HOOP is a wise and eloquent book, outlining through story the tragedy and triumph of human evolution." Edward Abbey
"What a magnificent surprise, then, to discover something as profoundly original as THE SACRED HOOP. . . . It is fiction, but Bill Broder's vision is so rooted in historical and pre-historical fact that it must be taken as a kind of literary documentary. . . . He is a master story teller, whose graceful prose is so engrossing that readers will find themselves instantly absorbed in what is sure to become a classic.Pat Holt, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle Broder's "cycle of earth tales" is a tough and brilliant collection of fifteen short stories and fables . . . THE SACRED HOOP not only revitalizes and passes on to us a testament of usable history, it also preserves and revitalizes the best literary forms. "Parabola"
"A fascinating book, sure to attract readers interested in history, archaeology, mythology, and storytelling." Library Journal. "Broder writes lyrically . . . " Publishers Weekly. "Broder presents a verbal imagery, a string of self-sustained stories which are cinematic in their ring of truth." St. Louis Dispatch. "A very good book." The Fresno Bee.