Step from Death: A Memoir

Step from Death: A Memoir

by Larry Woiwode
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ISBN-10:
1582434697
ISBN-13:
2901582434697
Pub. Date:
02/17/2009
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
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Step from Death: A Memoir

In this deeply affecting memoir, Larry Woiwode addresses his son as heir to his emotional interior. With beautiful language and a poet's sensibility, Woiwode begins his story by relating a near-death experience with a malfunctioning hay baler-the kind of mistake that can kill a novice farmer. This episode launches a delicately woven series of memories, from snippets of Woiwode's days in New York as a young writer working with the late great William Maxwell, to his days as a young father, husband, and teacher trying to scrape enough together to buy a ranch in western North Dakota, and finally to the prospect of an empty nest and the step from death that he finds rapidly approaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901582434697
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

I Reckonings

1 In the Lion's Mouth 3

2 A Temporary Escape 20

3 Erasure 37

4 Homestead 54

5 Light in the Land 71

6 Sonship 88

7 Child as Father 105

Interim

1 The Skinny 125

2 The Film Hits 134

II Swing Points

8 Father as Child 149

9 In Community 166

10 A Poet's Place 182

11 Not Giving In 200

12 Giving It Away 217

13 Nutshell Kingdom 234

14 In Another Place 251

Coda 267

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Step From Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Larry Woiwode steps into non-fiction with "A Step from Death: A Memoir". Highly readable biography from a realist novelist who forsook New York for a farm in North Dakota.Woiwode is one of a kind and so is this book.