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      The Painted Forest

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      In this often surprising book of essays, Krista Eastman explores the myths we make about who we are and where we’re from. A smart and contemporary take on how we wander and how we belong.
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      Summary

      In this often surprising book of essays, Krista Eastman explores the myths we make about who we are and where we’re from. The Painted Forest uncovers strange and little-known “home places”— not only the picturesque hills and valleys of the author’s childhood in rural Wisconsin, but also the tourist towns, the “under-imagined and overly caricatured” Midwest, and a far-away station in Antarctica where the filmmaker Werner Herzog makes an unexpected appearance.

      The Painted Forest upends easy narratives of place, embracing tentativeness and erasing boundaries. But it's Eastman’s willingness to play and to follow her curiosity down every odd path, to exude a skeptical wonder that gives this book depth and distinction. An unlikely array of people, places, and texts meet for close conversation, and tension is diffused with art, imagination, and a strong sense of there being some other way forward. In this book, Eastman offers a smart and contemporary take on how we wander and how we belong.

      Author

      Krista Eastman is the author of "The Painted Forest," which was named one of the best literary nonfiction debuts of 2019 by Poets & Writers. "The Painted Forest" also won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Nonfiction Book Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Eastman's writing has earned recognition from Best American Essays and appeared in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review (KROnline), New Letters, and other journals. 

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      • Paperback
      • Size:  5" x 7"
      • Pages: 144
      • Illustrations: 5 black and white illustrations
      • Publication: 2019. West Virginia University Press.

      New old stock. Item may show light shelf wear. 

      Summary

      In this often surprising book of essays, Krista Eastman explores the myths we make about who we are and where we’re from. The Painted Forest uncovers strange and little-known “home places”— not only the picturesque hills and valleys of the author’s childhood in rural Wisconsin, but also the tourist towns, the “under-imagined and overly caricatured” Midwest, and a far-away station in Antarctica where the filmmaker Werner Herzog makes an unexpected appearance.

      The Painted Forest upends easy narratives of place, embracing tentativeness and erasing boundaries. But it's Eastman’s willingness to play and to follow her curiosity down every odd path, to exude a skeptical wonder that gives this book depth and distinction. An unlikely array of people, places, and texts meet for close conversation, and tension is diffused with art, imagination, and a strong sense of there being some other way forward. In this book, Eastman offers a smart and contemporary take on how we wander and how we belong.

      Author

      Krista Eastman is the author of "The Painted Forest," which was named one of the best literary nonfiction debuts of 2019 by Poets & Writers. "The Painted Forest" also won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Nonfiction Book Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Eastman's writing has earned recognition from Best American Essays and appeared in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review (KROnline), New Letters, and other journals. 

      Details

      • Paperback
      • Size:  5" x 7"
      • Pages: 144
      • Illustrations: 5 black and white illustrations
      • Publication: 2019. West Virginia University Press.
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