Cavedweller: A Novel

Penguin Books - Reading "like a thematic sequel" the New Yorker to her first novel, Cavedweller tackles questions of forgiveness, mother-daughter bonds, and the strength of the human spirit. When delia byrd packs up her old datsun and her daughter cissy and gets on the santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving everything she has known for ten years: the tinsel glitter of the rock 'n' roll world; her dreams of singing and songwriting; and a life lived on credit cards and whiskey with a man who made promises he couldn't keep.

. Cavedweller. Dorothy Allison. From the author of the "flawless" the new york Times Book Review classic Bastard Out of Carolina comes Cavedweller, once again demonstrating Allison's umatched strengths as a storyteller. Delia byrd is going back to Cayro, Georgia, to reclaim her life--and the two daughters she left behind.

Cavedweller: A Novel - . Told in the incantatory voice of one of america's most eloquent storytellers, Cavedweller is a sweeping novel of the human spirit, the lost and hidden recesses of the heart, and the place where violence and redemption intersect.





Trash

Penguin Books - The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling. A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison's legion of readers and win her a devoted new following.

Trash, allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning. A wonderful work of fiction by a major talent. In addition to allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories, " an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion, " a never-before-published short story.

Trash - First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. Trash.





Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Penguin Books - Bastard out of carolina, nominated for the 1992 National Book Award for fiction, introduced Dorothy Allison as one of the most passionate and gifted writers of her generation. With luminous clarity, Allison explores how desire surprises and what power feels like to a young girl as she confronts abuse. Trash.

Two or three things i know for sure, steeped in the hard-won wisdom of experience, expresses the strength of her unique vision with beauty and eloquence. Two or three things I know for sure. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, often abused them, and, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women -- sisters, nonetheless, cousins, and aunts -- and the men who loved them, daughters, shared their destinies.

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure - As always, dorothy Allison is provocative, confrontational, and brutally honest. Now, in two or three things i know for sure, she takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next.





Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel

Penguin Books - Two or three things I know for sure. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Trash. When her stepfather daddy glen, " becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, "cold as death, mean as a snake, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.

20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Critics have likened allison to Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South.

Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel - At the heart of this story is ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. Greenville county, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, South Carolina, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly.

As close to flawless as any reader could ask for. The new york times book review “an essential novel” – The New Yorker The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event.





Skin: Talking About Sex, Class And Literature

Firebrand Books - Trash. Two or three things I know for sure. Used book in Good Condition. 20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing. Compelling collection of autobiographical narratives, essays, and performance pieces They don't write much better than this.





Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy

West Virginia University Press - Complicating simplistic visions that associate the region almost exclusively with death and decay, Appalachian Reckoning makes clear Appalachia’s intellectual vitality, spiritual richness, and progressive possibilities. Vance’s hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has defined Appalachia for much of the nation.

Used book in Good Condition. D. Two or three things I know for sure. What about hillbilly elegy accounts for this explosion of interest during this period of political turmoil? Why have its ideas raised so much controversy? And how can debates about the book catalyze new, critical, at turns rigorous, angry, and hopeful, more inclusive political agendas for the region’s future?Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining.

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy - With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, a Ron Howard movie in the works, and the rise of its author as a media personality, J. The essays and creative work collected in Appalachian Reckoning provide a deeply personal portrait of a place that is at once culturally rich and economically distressed, unique and typically American.

Trash. But it also moves beyond hillbilly elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, poetry, prose, and photography.20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing.





The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House

Tin House Books - Jim shepard, steve almond, aimee bender, Antonya Nelson and others break down specific elements of craft and share insights into the joys and pains of their own writing. Two or three things I know for sure. With how-tos, close readings, and personal anecdotes, The Writer's Notebook offers future scribes advice and inspiration.

The writer's notebook offers aspiring authors the most enlightening and engaging seminars and essays from some of Tin House's favorite writers. The writer's notebook: craft essays from tin house combines the best craft seminars in the history of the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop with a variety of essays written by some of Tin House's favorite authors, offering aspiring writers insight into the craft of writing.

The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House - Trash. Dorothy allison, jim shepard, Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, D.20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This cast of deeply respected poets and prose writers explore topics that vary from writing dialogue to the dos and don'ts of writing about sex.

A. Powell, and others break down elements of craft and share insights into the joys and pains of their own writing.