``'Bones of My Grandfather' is absolutely wonderful—I started reading and couldn’t put it down. It is so much more than a military history. Evans' personal quest and experiences are absolutely riveting. At the same time, he lets us get to know his grandfather and the kind of man he was—he really comes alive on the pages. I was especially touched by the way Evans handles the extended losses from the war—something we don’t often think about and that most military histories never mention. Not only did his grandfather give his life, but his family—far from the battlefield—was severely and permanently affected.``
Margaret Coel, New York Times-bestselling author of the Wind River mystery series
``Through years of painstaking research and half a dozen visits to this farthest-flung of locations — and riveting writing — Evans uncovers how the story of the missing Marines of Tarawa is still unfolding, through the efforts of a handful of civilians searching for their remains.``
The Denver Post
“War, reclamation, and what Tim O'Brien called ‘the Lives of the Dead’ are eternal literary themes for men. Clay Bonnyman Evans has honored that lineage with this masterful melding of military history and personal quest.”
Ron Powers, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of 'Flags of Our Fathers'
``Evans unpacks a nearly-lost story decades in the making in a touching, heart-stopping finale that reveals how passion coupled with diligence on the part of so many civilians lives up to the high standard of the Marine Corps motto: 'Semper Fi.'``
Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.