Finalist for the 2019 International Book Award in Gay Fiction
Finalist for the Memoir Magazine’s 2019 Essay Contest for his essay: Witness
Seattle Book Review: The Path To Patagonia
Garland’s writing is powerful in his depiction of the human condition in relation to the natural world. His description of their first sighting of the Galápagos Islands is succinct and poetic. There is a sense of spiritual awakening inspired by the powerful scenes of natural beauty, and the stark and harsh realities the two men have been thrust into. In these moments, Garland realizes a deep philosophy regarding the concept of home, country, and the penalties to be paid for the choices of those who claimed the land before us; a philosophy that gives the story purpose and significance." Seattle Book Review, June 2019
Kirkus Review of
"A crime novel about the aftermath of a brutal act that examines sexuality’s uneasy place within the strictures of military life."