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2013 - Young Widower

by John W. Evans "While the haunting account of the day Katie died is especially riveting, it is the unfolding and cathartic grieving process that underpins and elevates this heartbreaking tale."—Margaret Flanagan, Booklist   "An urgent, palpably emotional account of coping with e Read More...

2015 - Rough Crossing: An Alaskan Fisherwoman's Memoir

by Rosemary McGuire 2018 WILLA Literary Award Finalists Knowing next to nothing about fishing, Rosemary McGuire signed on to the crew of the Arctic Storm in Homer, Alaska, looking for money and experience. Cold, hard work and starkly sexist harassment were what she found. Here is her story Read More...

2014 - The Girls in My Town: Essays

by Angela Morales The autobiographical essays in The Girls in My Town create an unforgettable portrait of a family in Los Angeles. Reaching back to her grandmother’s childhood and navigating through her own girlhood and on to the present, Angela Morales contemplates moments of loss and l Read More...

2016 - Mine

by Sarah Viren Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay This is a book about ownership. It begins with an essay about being given a man’s furniture while he’s on trial for murder and follows with essays that question corporeal, familial, and intell Read More...

2017- I Am a Stranger Here Myself

by Debra Gwartney Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay   Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American We Read More...

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