via Barrnesandnoble.com‘s review of SILVER ON THE ROAD
“With all due respect toÂ Steve Earle, the devilâ€™s right hand is a largely overrated appendage. In Laura Anne Gilmanâ€™s stark, sparklingÂ Silver on the Road, the star of the show is the devilâ€™s nimble, freshly minted left hand: Isobel, not a day over 16, reared alongside saloon girls and gamblers, and very suddenly sent off on a Western odyssey she cannot begin to understand.
…While Isobel may perfectly capture all the feelings of inadequacy of adolescenceâ€”who am I? What do I want out of life? How do I menstruate on the open road?â€”sheâ€™s also a modern encapsulation of the heroâ€™s journey.
In fact, thatâ€™s what Gilman does best here, infusing the classic with the modern. Her cocktail of Western folklore, Native American mythos, and known history are seamless, and will be a particular treat to fans of the other master of that kind of mashup, Neil Gaiman.”