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A Long And Indeterminate Perambulation
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“I was deeply moved. It is a brilliant meditation on life and death. Elegantly written and utterly original, this book will surely endure.” ROBERT OLEN BUTLER, Pulitzer Prize-winning... More > author of 'A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain' Robert McGowan’s 'A Long and Indeterminate Perambulation' is not a conventional piece of storytelling. Told from the viewpoint of a 75-year-old “philosopher artist,” this novella is driven far more by character and idea than by narrative. This book presents her diary entries following a more or less daily walk around her neighborhood. These entries provide consistently insightful views on the deepest of subjects... Life, war, death and art. Poignant, thought-provoking and not infrequently controversial, 'A Long and Indeterminate Perambulation' is always stirring. “Heartfelt and utterly beautiful, yet grounded in strength, integrity, and conviction. McGowan at his very best.” CHRISTINE COTE, Founder, Shanti Arts< Less
The Shutting Door
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Timothy Gager is a genius of the quotidian, keenly observing the details of our lives and rendering them so that we can hear the deep pulse of our identities, of our pure being, within them. The... More > Shutting Door is a ravishing, wonderful, enlightening book. - Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Author of 18 books.< Less
The Merrill Diaries
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"A brilliant book." Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author. "Susan Tepper’s hilarious 'The Merrill Diaries' follows a quirky young woman running from a couple of... More > doozy marriages but mainly from herself. The language is whip smart, the characters live and breathe on the page. A beautiful book." Bonnie ZoBell, author of 'The Whack-Job Girls' "This novel in stories is the end of innocence and the start of “the broken tracks, the roads where the river has flooded over.” A delightful, extraordinary book giving us a look at one woman’s unique destiny." Gloria Mindock, editor of Červená Barva Press "Raymond Carver meets Jennifer Egan in Susan Tepper’s new book, 'The Merrill Diaries', in which a restless young woman finds love and lust. The language is spare and intense getting quickly into the staccato rhythms of Merrill’s slap-dash life. “When I don’t know what to do, I generally run away.” Great fun, yet sad too." Gay Degani, author of 'Pomegranate Stories'< Less
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