KBOO News In Depth: Debra Gwartney

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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 5:45pm to 6:00pm
I Am a Stranger Here Myself
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Debra Gwartney

Our In Depth guest today is Debra Gwartney, author of the new memoir I Am a Stranger Here Myself, from University of New Mexico Press.

Debra teaches in the writing program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, and is the author of Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and the Oregon Book Award. I Am a Stranger Here Myself won the 2018 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, and gets its official release on March 15th.

Valerie Laken writes of the book , “In this elegant and searching memoir, Debra Gwartney stakes a claim on the American West – for herself, for her subject, Narcissa Whitman, and for any woman struggling to justify her presence where she is not welcome.”

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