Reviews of 

The Coolest Monsters

Baxter's lyricism knits these pieces together to create a unique coming-of-age story that never fails to surprise. From childhood illness to opal mining, planning a wedding, farming and family ghost stories the topics of these essays roam like their narrator through a decade of experimentation, failure, and revelation. Poetic and rich, The Coolest Monsters is a stunning debut from a bold young writer.
- Ann Hood, Author of The Book That Matters Most

rney Through Grie

A young essayist with a flair for poetic imagery offers a rites-of-passage collection that could almost be a memoir...
- Kirkus Review

This stunning book is about searching for connections - romantic, familial, environmental. What particularly distinguishes Baxter's narrative is the way she revels in the senses. Here, both objects and relationships are experienced afresh. Coolest Monsters constructs a new Romanticism for a fallen world.
- Sue William Silverman, author, The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew