by Mary Sojourner


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ISBN-13: 9781937226350
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary Sojourner is the author of two novels, Sisters of the Dream and Going Through Ghosts ; the short story collection, Delicate ; an essay collection, Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest ; and memoirs, Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire and She Bets Her Life . She is an intermittent NPR commentator and the author of many essays, columns and op-eds for High Country News, Writers on the Range and other publications. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Sojourner teaches writing in private circles, one-on-one, at colleges and universities, writing conferences and book festivals. She believes in both the limitations and possibilities of healing through writing—the most powerful tool she has found for doing what is necessary to mend. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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susanibird More than 1 year ago
Sojourner is a master storyteller whose talents are enormous.  While reading 29 you will suddenly find yourself inside her characters’ world, traveling their journey alongside them, with no idea how subtly and smoothly Sojourner moved you there.  Her characters live and breathe fully fleshed, dynamic, and sympathetic.  Nell Walker is fiercely unencumbered except for ties of the heart, while her cohort Monkey is grounded by marriage and machinery and free only in trances, dreams, and a handful of emails. If you have ever fallen in love with the mind of another, you will find yourself pulled into these pages.  If you’ve ever wondered what the pull of the desert could be, you’ll soon understand the seduction.  You’ll want to visit Twentynine Palms, and you’d arrive expecting to meet every character in Nell and Monkey’s world.  You’ll want to travel Nell’s same path and discover what she did, from unexpected soulmates, wise elders, and heartbreak, to giant seahorses and wild dreams to moonlight falling through a Joshua tree’s leaves.  29 is a great big beautiful story lived through a handful of pulsing, tender, resiliently loving hearts.