Michelle Herman (Author)
DescriptionSingle, childless, J.T. Rosen--a poet and college professor who has failed to live up to her early promise--has constructed a careful, orderly life around her work and the little house she has lived in alone for many years. Long ago, after a tumultuous youth filled with the "Sturm und Drang of boys and men," she gave up on the possibility of love; she has begun by now, in the Middle Western town she cannot bring herself to think of as home, to give up on the possibility of friendship. When the dog enters her life, almost by accident he takes over her life, as puppies do. But as the days and weeks pass, the relationship that unfolds between dog and woman provides a glimpse for her of the possibilities that life still offers, of goodness that she begins to understand can be "counted on" in some inexplicable way.
March 01, 2016
5.0 X 0.35 X 7.99 inches | 0.37 pounds
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About the Author
Michelle Herman is the author of LIKE A SONG: ESSAYS (Outpost19, 2014) and STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES (longlisted for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay). She is also the author of the novels DOG (Outpost19, 2016) and MISSING; the collection of novellas A NEW AND GLORIOUS LIFE; and the essay collection THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING; as well as a book for children, A GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she has lived in Columbus, Ohio, for many years, where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Ohio State.