Through this rich landscape of plausible unreality, McCallum examines the very real way that historical forces, like slavery and colonialism, shaped and continue to shape individuals who exist within the wake of those circumstances. [...] Isabella's attempt to reconcile the facets of her identity is the same project we all undertake when, whether through necessity or the luxury of choice, we confront history honestly. No Ruined Stone is a timely invitation to do just that, revealing however painfully, that none of us chooses his inheritance.

Katherine Watkins
Shining Rock Poetry Anthology& Book Review