A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.59 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812972566

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About the Author

Gail Caldwell is the chief book critic for The Boston Globe, where she has been a staff writer and critic since 1985. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. She is also an avid rower. Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Advance praise for A Strong West Wind

"I loved A Strong West Wind. [Caldwell] writes of her adventures in the sixties and seventies, and the quest for truth in California, with the authentic voice of the children who once made life hell for the 'Greatest Generation' and in the process turned out pretty great themselves."
-Russell Baker

"Gail Caldwell's quiet, burnished memoir is a story of a life's affections--for her Texas parents, for the sere landscape of the panhandle, and for the road paved with book upon precious book that runs in both directions: far away and home again."
--Richard Ford

"Gail Caldwell's book measures the sweep of one life against literature, history, legends of Texas, and the infallible truth of real feeling. This is a brave and moving work."
--James Carroll

"An elegant memoir. Gail Caldwell performs something like alchemy--taking the base metals of the Texas Panhandle badlands and turning them into pure gold."
--Ward Just