Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit


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Broadleaf Books
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5.48 X 8.24 X 0.91 inches | 0.81 pounds

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About the Author

Diane Glancy is professor emerita at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught creative writing and Native American literature. Currently she teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA low-residency program at Carlow University. Among her works are Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears and Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea. Glancy has won multiple honors and awards for her work, including the Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Laureate Prize and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, as well as being awarded grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts.


"[Glancy's] long-distance drives take on the monastic qualities of a spiritual pilgrimage rather than serving merely as a means to a destination." --The New York Times Book Review

"The book's lyricism and open heart sing." --Booklist

"Home is the Road is a marvel of movement--not just geographical, but also spiritual and poetical. A pilgrimage into the interior life of a major writer and educator. It is a call to justice, a claiming of space and voice, a manifesto, reclamation of heritage, a prayer." --Kimberly L. Becker, author of Bringing Back the Fire

"In this strikingly original work Diane Glancy takes us all on a spiritual road trip. She lets us see a fragmented landscape of both longing and belonging, a journey into the heart of identity. She shares a few more miles on the way to a home we all hope to find. --Steven Charleston, author of Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage

"Relax. Set aside your rationalistic insistence on linearity, plain meaning, and predictable connections. You are in the hands of Diane Glancy, writer of excellence in many genres, who will take you on a poetic journey across the landscapes of America--physical and spiritual--accompanied by the Spirit. Enjoy the drive." --Daniel Taylor, author of Tell Me a Story, The Skeptical Believer, and the Jon Mote Mystery series, among others

"With this book, Glancy is a wayfarer guiding us into a life shaped by the tradition of 'journeying.' Journeying is her sense of place, of belonging. Glancy asks, 'What was I within the erasures, between the ocean masses?' Home is the Road is a lyrical journey that I recommend taking. Travel with an accomplished writer among stories and spirituality, adept writing practices, heritage, and identity." --Vivian Faith Prescott, author of Old Woman with Berries in Her Lap