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2007 Book Prize goes to The Enders Hotel: A Memoir by Brandon R. Shrand

May 26, 2008

2008 Summer Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

2008 School Library Journal Best Adult Books For High School Students

“Schrand’s deeply textured memoir of life in a small Idaho town boasts a rich palette of glittering iridescent hues, somber earth tones, and delicate, evocative washes. . . . Schrand’s memoir sings, stirring the senses as much as the soul.”—Whitney Scott, Booklist (starred review)

“For a young child, the hotel exerted a certain kind of magic, which Schrand effectively captures in his reminiscences. . . . An evocative account of a man coming to terms with his youth.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Schrand proves himself a top-notch yarn spinner with this richly described, poignant memoir.”—Jenny Shank, NewWest.net

“A satisfying read.”—C. K. Crigger, Roundup Magazine

Buy “The Enders Hotel: A Memoir” by Brandon R. Schrand
from University of Nebraska Press

 

 

 

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After twenty years at Ashland University in Ohio, River Teeth will now be housed in the Department of English at Ball State University with Jill Christman and Mark Neely as Senior Editors and Professor Todd McKinney as the Managing Editor. River Teeth is a portfolio of literary editing projects anchored by one of the top literary nonfiction magazines in the country. It includes a bi-annual, print magazine (River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative), a weekly online magazine (Beautiful Things), and a nonfiction book contest with an annual winner published by the University of New Mexico Press. Founding editors, Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman, wished to find a new home for the literary journal after their retirement from teaching at Ashland University.

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