Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family


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University of Nebraska Press
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6.07 X 8.96 X 0.63 inches | 0.74 pounds
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About the Author

Joy Castro is a professor of both English and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of several books including Island of Bones (winner of an International Latino Book Award in nonfiction), The Truth Book, and How Winter Began: Stories.


"Those who are writing in the genre would benefit greatly from these authors' self-questions, doubts, and concerns for others whose silences they have broken."--Lavona Reeves, Great Plains Quarterly
"Writers of memoir will find this book helpful in thinking through their own decisions; readers of memoir will be interested in understanding the anguish that goes on behind the scenes."--Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune-- (10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM)

"The writers in Joy Castro's Family Trouble tell moving stories that probe the ethics of our choices and their consequences when we write about our family members. I know I'll be recommending this book to my students for years to come."--Lee Martin, author of Such a Life and From Our House

-- (3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"What a valuable anthology! And how many times over the years I have taught creative nonfiction would I have reached for this anthology, with its testimonies to the fine lines these writers have drawn, and crossed, and recrossed, and regretted, and celebrated."--Mary Clearman Blew, author of This Is Not the Ivy League-- (4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"For any writer of memoirs . . . a must-read."--Publishers Weekly-- (8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"[Family Trouble is] a well-balanced panoply of family-centric musings from authors conflicted between responsibility and retribution."--Kirkus