February 2012 Indie Next List
“Houston's Cowboys Are My Weakness was the book that sent all of us gals out West, and kept us here. In her new novel - a thinly disguised narrative featuring a central character named Pam -- Houston showcases her wiser, more mature voice as she drops the reader into locales as far-flung as Alaska, Bhutan, Northern California, and Durango, Colorado. The prose is read-aloud gorgeous. Each mini-chapter reads almost like a Zen koan, inviting us to ponder its significance in this beautiful testament to the way good friends and the incomparable perspective of travel can help us find home and family.”
— Libby Cowels, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
Pam Houston's latest takes us from one breathtaking precipice to the next as we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the air. With the help of a loyal cast of friends, body workers, and a new partner who inspires her to appreciate home, she finally finds something like ground under her feet.
About the Author
Pam Houston, the award-winning author of such titles as Contents May Have Shifted and Cowboys Are My Weakness, is Professor of English at UC Davis. She also directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers and teaches at writer s conferences around the country and the world.