Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.58 X 0.54 X 8.41 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author

Brandon R. Schrand is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Idaho. His book The Enders Hotel: A Memoir (Nebraska, 2007) was a River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.


"A tender and at times truly funny paean to the books that helped shape him, this is a different and welcome kind of memoir, one that ingeniously uses the form of bibliography to acknowledge and celebrate the conversation that all writers and readers have with the authors they love, a conversation that happens indelibly, sometimes even reluctantly and unconsciously, across the ages."--Robin Hemley, author of A Field Guide for Immersion Writing and Do-Over!--Robin Hemley (09/18/2012)
"Works Cited is a riveting story about literature's potential to transform a life, as we watch an undisciplined teenager with vague ambitions slowly become a self-aware and loving father, husband and author."--Andrea Clark Mason, High Country News--Andrea Clark Mason"High Country News" (08/05/2013)
"A well-written memoir with a structure both clever and pleasing."--Richard Gilbert--Richard Gilbert (08/27/2013)

"This book pulled me in and wouldn't let go. Schrand carefully re-creates everyday experiences, revealing the mutability of our multiple selves in relation to our stories and the stories that influence us. Particularly in an age where books are presented first as commodity and then as transparent means to fame or infamy, the idea of books and reading as life-savers is necessary and vital."--Sonya Huber, author of Opa Nobody-- (09/18/2012)
"Often forgiven, Schrand has led an oddly charmed life, which he reveals through 27 essays about the benefits and dangers of reading particular books, which he arranges alphabetically by author. This has strong book-discussion possibilities."--Rick Roche, Booklist starred review-- (03/15/2013)
"Beautiful writing. . . . Willingly, we go on his journey with him, riding the twists and turns of the story like passengers on a train snaking through the difficult terrain of a challenging country, a symbolism the writer, himself, uses in the book."--Paul L. Martin, Teacher's View -- (08/25/2013)