“A Beginner’s Faith in Things Unseen provides a sort of retrospective introduction to the mind of a man who has gained a quiet reputation as the elder statesman of American nature writing.”vp
—Amanda Heller, Boston Sunday Globe
"After a lifetime of study, [Hay] retains the humility and passion of a beginner."
—David Miller, Sewanee Review
"[Hay] believes that we must return to the kind of direct, open, and intuitive relationship with nature that children have....[He] infects his readers with the same sense of wonder and grace."
—Miles Harvey, Outside
"Dispatches from a lifelong pilgrimage of faith in the endurance and overarching power of the natural world....This is among the finest nature writing you'll ever encounter."
—Barbara A. Genco, School Library Journal