Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel

Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel

by Pam Houston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343489
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 604,958
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Pam Houston is the prize-winning author of Contents May
Have Shifted, among other books. She is professor of English at the University of California–Davis and lives on a ranch at
9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

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Contents May Have Shifted 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 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.
JackieBlem on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Okay, I know that officially that this is labeled a "novel". But everyone and their little sister knows this is basically a notebook of the many events and adventures that non-fictional Pam Houston has had in her life. I am in awe at how very much she has done in what seems to be a much too young a life. There is all sorts of fascinating things in this book, which jumps around in time and theme in a way that was a bit concerting at first but grew on me. My only real complaint is that I wanted all of these stories to be longer.
stephaniechase on LibraryThing 6 months ago
If you took "Eat, Pray, Love" and turned it into a novel, added excellent writing, a huge dollop of armchair travel -- without being snooty -- and a relatable and very human and flawed protagonist, you would get this amazing work by Pam Houston.
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....