Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel: A Woman's Adventure

Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel: A Woman's Adventure

by Jeffe Kennedy
     
 

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These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific color. From the book's opening in a cornfield, where Kennedy is searching for the twenty-five-year-old site of the plane crash that killed her father, she seems to be in constant motion. She is

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These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific color. From the book's opening in a cornfield, where Kennedy is searching for the twenty-five-year-old site of the plane crash that killed her father, she seems to be in constant motion. She is the feminist adolescent, ashamed to win a prize in home economics who learns to take joy in her pastry skills. She is the scientist struggling with mortality, the liberal learning to shoot a gun.

"With cheeky wisdom, Jeffe Kennedy explores the extraordinary moments that transform ordinary lives. No revelation—from the meaning of the death of a parent to being a blonde—is too big or small for this Colorado-born biologist to dissect. Her insights tell us a lot about the way lives enhanced by real convictions are formed."—Vicki Lindner, author of Outlaw Games

"[Kennedy] writes vividly and with great clarity. Her sensitivity and empathy for other people enhances an unusually authentic ability to establish three-dimensional characterization."—Lee Gutkind, editor, Creative Nonfiction

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826333698
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author


Jeffe Kennedy, an environmental consultant, lives in Wyoming with a fish pathologist, two Maine coon cats, and two border collies. This is her first book.

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