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“[Hess’s] wry glances at the human spirit and the complex ways of humans and other animals make To the Woods another in OSU [Press’s] astounding list of strong, quirky works by local voices.”   
—Eugene Weekly


"Evelyn Hess's enterprise, it seems to me, is one of Thoreauvian simplicity. She and her husband, at considerable age, with humility and pluck, lived many years in a way that shows us possibilities we haven't imagined for ourselves."

—John Daniel, author of The Far Corner and Rogue River Journal


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