The Seattle Times calls Kim Stafford's memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do an "exquisite book."
"Like many boys, Kim Stafford and his older brother, Bret, had pets, collected coins and stamps, built forts, joined Boy Scouts. Unlike a lot of siblings, though, they 'never fought.' Born a year apart to Dorothy and Bill Stafford, the famous Oregon poet and conscientious objector during World War II, the pair did almost everything together. Even now, Kim Stafford finds their childhood closeness remarkable. 'When I look back on the serene temperament we displayed,' he writes, 'I wonder about the rare combination of pacifism, beauty, and silence that reigned between us.' " Read more.