Reviews and Interviews

"In the hands of a less skillful writer, so many themes could make for chaotic storytelling. Instead, Coffelt gives us a beautifully written book that explores both personal experience and global issues."

Hippocampus Magazine

"Maps is an immediate book, told with great craft and without pretense."


"While travel narratives tend to exalt adventure and escapism, this is a more analytical work in line with Yi-Fu Tuan’s classic Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience and Suzy Hansen’s Notes from a Foreign Country. What gets scrutinized the most are the flawed demands of Americans."

Los Angeles Review of Books