Contents May Have Shifted (Hardcover)

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As the title implies, this novel is centered on the far-flung travels of the narrator who is puzzling out her relationships and path in life without staying in one place too long.  There are over 100 "chapters" in the book, some only a few sentences long, but they each identify with a particular place in the world.  Houston's writing is concise and poetic and I came away feeling like I'd just read a quirky, less self-serving version of Eat, Pray, Love.

Anne
— From Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston

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

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At last, having found a new partner "who loves Don DeLillo and the NHL" and a daughter "who needs you to teach her to dive and to laugh at herself"--not to mention two dogs and two horses--"staying home becomes more of an option. Maybe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393082654
ISBN-10: 0393082652
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 6th, 2012
Pages: 306
Language: English