Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women Writers

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Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew
University of Oklahoma Press, 2001 - Fiction - 414 pages
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This striking array of stories, essays, and poems reflects women’s experiences in the American West. Though the tales they tell reflect a variety of viewpoints, these writers share the struggle against the overwhelming isolation brought on by gender and the physical environment.

Contributors include:Christina Adam, Gretel Ehrlich, Anita Endrezze, Tess Gallagher, Molly Gloss, Pam Houston, Teresa Jordan, Cyra McFadden, Deirdre McNamer, Melanie Rae Thon, Marilynne Robinson, Annick Smith, Terry Tempest Williams, and Claire Davis

 

 

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Contents

TESS GALLAGHER
10
MELANIE RAE THON
35
MARY ANN WATERS
53
DEBRA EARLING
56
MARILYNNE ROBINSON
62
RIPLEY SCHEMM
74
IRENE WANNER
83
DIANE RAPTOSH
101
DIXIE PARTRIDGE
197
SANDRA ALCOSSER
212
CHRISTINA ADAM
219
PAM HOUSTON
242
ANITA ENDREZZE
258
GRETEL EHRUCH
264
LESLIE RYAN
278
MARY GOLDEN
300

JANET CAMPBELL HALE
108
MADELINE DEFREES
133
MOLLY GLOSS
158
TERESA JORDAN
168
JUDY BLUNT
180
CYRA McFADDEN
186
PAULINE MORTENSON
315
DEIRDRE MCNAMER
341
KIM BARNES
356
CLAIRE DAVIS
372
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
387
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About the author (2001)

Kim Barnes is the author of "In the Wilderness", which was a 1997 Pulitzer Prize finalist, & the winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, awarded biennially to a woman writer early in her career for a work-in-progress of general nonfiction. She lives with her husband & three children in Lenore, Idaho.

Mary Clearman Blew is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Idaho, Moscow. She is the author of "Bone Deep in Landscape", "All But the Waltz", "Balsamroot" (University of Oklahoma Press) & "Sister Coyote: Montana Stories" & is coeditor of "Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women's Writing". 050.

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