Review by: Sven Birkerts, New York Times Book Review - January 11, 2006
"[A] self-scouring undertaken with resolute frankness and considerable stylistic grace."
Review by: Valerie Sayers, Commonweal - January 11, 2006
"[Plante] offers a strange, mysterious, and deeply hopeful sense of spiritual possibility."
Review by: Sam Coale, Providence Journal - January 11, 2006
"Emotionally disturbing and spiritually exhilarating."
Review by: David A. Shirbman, Globe and Mail (Canada) - January 11, 2006
"Remarkable. And memorable."
Review by: Jane Vandenburgh, Boston Globe - January 11, 2006
"This wonderful book takes on what may be the hardest questions by allowing this most observant individual to see and hear in miraculous detail. How, it asks, does any person become American, let alone find a place in the breathing cathedral that is this majestic universe?"
Review by: Ron Hanson, America - September 1, 2005
"As a heedful exploration of a psyche, a record of a vulnerable, likeable man's encounters with his memories, and a candid, unprotected disclosure of the wrestling between flesh and spirit, American Ghosts may be unsurpassed."