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Description - Good Roots by Lisa Watts

"A good place to be from." That's how some people might characterize the Buckeye State. The writings in Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio, are testimony to the truth of that statement. By prominent writers such as P. J. O'Rourke, Susan Orlean, and Alix Kates Shulman, these contributions are alternately nostalgic, irreverent, and sincere, and offer us a personal sense of place. Their childhoods are as varied as their work. Some were raised in urban Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati, others in the small Ohio towns that typify the Midwest, and still others in the countryside. Yet what they have to tell us about their roots resonates with a shared heritage, a sense of what is universal and enduring about growing up in the heartland.

Their collective resume reads like a literary Who's Who, including four Pulitzer Prizes, several National Book Awards, and many prestigious fellowships. Good Roots is also plain good reading from some of our country's most accomplished contemporary writers.

Contributors include: Jill Bialosky, Dan Cryer, Michael Dirda, Elizabeth Dodd, Anthony Doerr, Rita Dove, Ian Frazier, Dale Keiger, Andrea Louie, Kathleen Dean Moore, Mary Oliver, Susan Orlean, P. J. O'Rourke, Julie Salamon, Scott Russell Sanders, Alix Kates Shulman, Jeffery Smith, James Toedtman, and Mark Winegardner.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780821417287
ISBN-10: 0821417282
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Ohio University Press
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Watts

Ohio native Lisa Watts is an editor and writer who raised her family in a small Ohio town for ten years.

Books By Lisa Watts

Science and Technology by Lisa Watts
Paperback, December 1995
Good Roots by Lisa Watts
Paperback / softback, December 2006