Contents May Have Shifted

Contents May Have Shifted

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by Pam Houston
     
 

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“A tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame.”—Elle

Pam Houston’s latest takes us from one breathtaking precipice to the next as we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the

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“A tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame.”—Elle

Pam Houston’s latest takes us from one breathtaking precipice to the next as we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the air. With the help of a loyal cast of friends, body workers, and a new partner who inspires her to appreciate home, she finally finds something like ground under her feet.

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“Starred review. Unapologetic and empowering, Houston’s book hammers home the idea that if you don’t have problems, you probably aren’t living. Or, to use her metaphor, we all have baggage, so we might as well get used to traveling with it.”— Katharine Fronk
Elle Magazine
“...[Houston] has...concocted a tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame...”— Natasha Clark
Katharine Fronk - Booklist
“Starred review. Unapologetic and empowering, Houston’s book hammers home the idea that if you don’t have problems, you probably aren’t living. Or, to use her metaphor, we all have baggage, so we might as well get used to traveling with it.”
Natasha Clark - Elle Magazine
“...[Houston] has...concocted a tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393082920
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
426,530
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Pam Houston divides her time between her ranch in Colorado and the University of California at Davis, where she is director of the Creative Writing Program. She has been a frequent contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, and her writing appears regularly in More and other publications. She in the author of the best-selling Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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Contents May Have Shifted 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JBaggott More than 1 year ago
Other reviewers have disliked the disjointed feel of this book. That's what I'm drawn to -- that and the fact that it offers insight upon insight into our daily lives. Not all books should be based on the alignment of their joints but on the beauty and cumulative effect of their moments.
Kee58 More than 1 year ago
I'd call it free-association rather than disjointed. It's what we all do when mulling over our lives. Except most of us are stuck in one place, rather than zipping off to wierd and wonderful locales. If you stick with it, you find that everything pretty well fits together, eventually. But the author doesn't demand that you see the fit or make the connection. A rather free-spirited tale about some heavy duty self-reflections.
KarenOfBoston More than 1 year ago
Seriously wonderful book. Extraordinary, beyond words. READ IT.
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cabnthrulife More than 1 year ago
I am not done reading this book yet, however, I did have to stop because of how incredibly disjointed it is. I generally do not shy away from books such as this, in fact I like books written in unusual style...however, this book is just something I could not deal with and I am incredibly sorry that I wasted SO MUCH money on a book. I thought I was taking a leap of faith by pre-ordering it before it came out because it sounded like something right up my alley...nope. I'm going to TRY to power through and finish it and update my review, but honestly, I'd rather re-read books that I've already read so I can have something GOOD to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your money. This book is so disjointed. It just rambles on and on. Like someone wirh an untrained mind. It leaps from thought to thought from place to place. It's hard to follow. I though it would be a lighthearted travel book. It's not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most disjointed books i've read in a long time...The author's traumatic and often violent childhood produced a life long search for validation; her wanderings throughout the world, her attempts at self awareness and her inability to have any meaningful relationships with men lead the reader on a journey that is trite and unending, with virtually no resolution whatsoever....