Sarah Smith Ducksworth's poetry collection ...is about identity, perseverance, and the human spirit. ...What's most powerful is the authenticity and confidence of the speaker's voice and the striking figurative language that evokes a mostly bygone era in the American South. Readers nostalgic for this particular time and place and those seeking an uplifting and reflective read will land gently here."
—Blue Ink, June 2015
Trouble in the Air is not a protest novel. It is a book about life in the midst of chaos and the human will to life a "best life".