“The (gypsy moth) infestation is the perfect backdrop for a story that is complex, relevant and a delight to read. Racism, classism, bigotry, abortion, domestic abuse, business ethics (or lack thereof), terminal illness, marital strife – it might sound like too much but it turns out to be just enough and this novel ultimately becomes one about the power those we love and trust have to destroy us, slowly at first and then in unstoppable waves (like a biblical plague) but also the restorative, strengthening power of love meant to last. The world is full of both kinds and, Fierro’s writing suggests, you’ll never quite know until you’re in the thick of it which kind of love you’ve got. But don’t stop loving, even with the threats. There’s beauty in everything.” READ MORE.
- The Gypsy Moth Summer in Poets & Writers “Page One”: Where New & Noteworthy Books Begin.
- The Chicago Tribune says “The Gypsy Moth Summer” echoes ‘The Great Gatsby'”
- The Gypsy Moth Summer gets a second printing!
- A rave review in The Globe and Mail
- A starred review from Booklist for The Gypsy Moth Summer