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  1. Body Geographic

    Body Geographic

    By Barrie Jean Borich

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback

    A memoir from the award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich’s Body Geographic turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Paperback | £14.99
  2. The Days Are Gods

    The Days Are Gods

    By Liz Stephens

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Bison Original

    “I called the bishop of the local ward, and he put the date of your move into the church bulletin, and these gentlemen came to help,” Brady, the real estate agent, says. Welcome to Wellsville, Utah. Good-bye, L.A. Liz Stephens... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Paperback | £15.99
    EPUB | £14.99
  3. Works Cited
    “Doing things by the book” acquires a whole new meaning in Brandon R. Schrand’s memoir of coming of age in spite of himself. The “works cited” are those books that serve as Schrand’s signposts as he goes from life... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Paperback | £13.99
  4. Island of Bones

    Island of Bones

    Essays

    By Joy Castro

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback

    What is “identity” when you’re a girl adopted as an infant by a Cuban American family of Jehovah’s Witnesses? The answer isn’t easy. You won’t find it in books. And you certainly won’t find it in the neighborhood.... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2012
    Paperback | £13.99
  5. In Rooms of Memory

    In Rooms of Memory

    Essays

    By Hilary Masters

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback

    This mature, exquisite collection of personal essays by Hilary Masters offers a rare pleasure. Here are meditations and reflections distilled in fine prose from a long and varied life—musings that, in the distinguished tradition... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2012
    Paperback | £11.99
  6. Such a Life

    Such a Life

    By Lee Martin

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback

    Lee Martin tells us in his memoir, “I was never meant to come along. My parents married late. My father was thirty-eight, my mother forty-one. When he found out she was pregnant, he asked the doctor, ‘Can you get rid of... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2012
    Paperback | £13.99
  7. Descanso for My Father
    When his father died, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher wasn’t quite two. His mother packed up his father’s belongings, put the boxes in a hall closet, and closed the door. The “man in a box” remained a mystery, hardly mentioned,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2012
    Paperback | £11.99
  8. The Fortune Teller's Kiss
    There was always the incantation: “Whoever wishes you harm, may harm come to them!” And just in case that didn’t work, there were garlic and cloves to repel the Evil Eye—or, better yet, the dried foreskin from a baby boy’s... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  9. This Is Not the Ivy League
    Mary Clearman Blew’s education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2011
    Hardback | £20.99
    Paperback | £14.99
  10. My Ruby Slippers
    Sure, there’s no place like home—but what if you can’t really pinpoint where home is? By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses. Her father’s dreams of movie stardom,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2011
    Paperback | £12.99
  11. Between Panic and Desire
    “Insouciant” and “irreverent” are the sort of words that come up in reviews of Dinty W. Moore’s books—and, invariably, “hilarious.” Between Panic and Desire, named after two towns in Pennsylvania, finds Moore at... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2010
    Paperback | £11.99
  12. American Lives

    American Lives

    A Reader

    Edited by Alicia Christensen, Introduced by Tobias Wolff

    Series American Lives

    UNP - Bison Original

    Memoirs are as varied as human emotion and experience, and those published in the distinguished American Lives Series run the gamut. Excerpted from this series (called “splendid” by Newsweek) and collected here for the first... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2010
    Paperback | £13.99
  13. Driving with Dvorak
    All our lives are made of moments, both simple and sublime, all of which in some way partake of the cultural moment. Fleda Brown is that rare writer who, in narrating the incidents and observations of her life, turns her story,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2010
    Hardback | £24.99
  14. Just Breathe Normally
    Just Breathe Normally opens with a traumatic accident. Shattered perceptions and shards of narrative recount the events, from wreck through recovery and beyond. In lyric prose, the stories spiral back through generations to touch... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2009
    Paperback | £13.99
  15. Yellowstone Autumn
    Although Yellowstone is our oldest, most iconic, and most popular national park, it is perhaps, in W. D. Wetherell's words, “America’s least-known best-known place.” Wetherell, arriving at the park on the eve of his fifty-fifth... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2009
    Hardback | £20.99
  16. Searching for Tamsen Donner
    Tamsen Donner. For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846–47. Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her children to safety but stayed... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2009
    Hardback | £24.99
    Paperback | £16.99
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