"I greatly appreciated reading the stories and seeing the images of these amazing animals. It was a moving experience."
"If the eyes really are the window into the soul, this book surely has you glimpsing the Beloved. The loveliness and resilience of these creatures never ceases to humble me."
"Profoundly evocative and entirely to the point, Ninety-Five will leave readers forever changed."
How amazing it is to learn from this most extraordinary book just how beautiful chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows and other farm animals can be. This is a rare and life-changing book. It evokes a sense of wonder, joy and awe, and a recognition of how interwoven we are with all of life."
"One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, in every respect: the photographs, the loving stories, the philosophy behind the stories, the delightful tales, the sheer exuberance of the animals and their human companions – it is a perfect book! … Captures something missing from almost all other books about farmed animals. There is so much heart in this book, to rival the heart that the animals themselves display."
See the review at Our Hen House here.
US Review of Books / Eric Hoffer Book Award award committee: Rather than write a book exposing modern agricultural practices and promoting animal rights, the editor of a book about farm animals, oddly titled Ninety-Five, explains that he simply decided to introduce readers to farm animals. Ninety-Five consists of a number of portraits of a variety of rescued farm animals—among them, Gilly the hen, Sophie the pig, and Justice the steer—all beautifully written and accompanied by vibrant photographs. The stories of the animals surprise with their revelations of their personalities, relationships and emotions, yet never come across as sentimental. The book's title is a reference to the average number of animals that are saved each year through one person's vegan diet. After reading Ninety-Five, perhaps you will reconsider your eating habits.