"Ghost Dances is beautifully open-spirited. Its ambition never steps on its sense of humor."
— John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead
"With Ghost Dances, Josh Garrett-Davis bursts on the literary scene like a fresh, punk-voiced Wallace Stegner, weaving the story of his own coming of age into the tangled history of the Great Plains."
— Martha A. Sandweiss, author of Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line
"Josh Garrett-Davis has given us a tremendous memoir—as much a narrative about himself as the cradle of the Plains, where he was born. He shows us that 'proving up' often means letting go, and we meet all the noble, flawed, and resilient actors of the Plains here, including bison, punk rockers, Cather, Indians, Anglo homesteaders, and home wreckers, too. A wonderful read."
— David Treuer, author of Rez Life
"A meditation on home and homelessness, Ghost Dances combines memoir, history, and vision into an evocative chronicle in the ocean of grass where Josh Garrett-Davis came of age amid loss, love, and the rituals of hope."
— Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson