Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel: A Woman's Adventure (Hardback)
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Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel: A Woman's Adventure (Hardback)

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Hardback 165 Pages / Published: 30/03/2004
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These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific colour. From the book's opening in a cornfield, where Kennedy is searching for the twenty-five-year-old site of the plane crash that killed her father, she seems to be in constant motion. She is the feminist adolescent, ashamed to win a prize in home economics who learns to take joy in her pastry skills. She is the scientist struggling with mortality, the liberal learning to shoot a gun.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826333698
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 210 x 145 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jeffe Kennedy reflects on life and growing up in the Rockies with quiet charm and frankness."
" Kennedy's ability to reflect insightfully and memorably upon a variety of potent, complex subjects marks her as a writer to watch."
"Kennedy writes with an easy intelligence, capturing the essential moods, attitudes and detail that give a clear image of who she is and how she arrived there."
" Kennedy's essays give us the life of a contemporary western woman--hardworking, commited to her family even as she steps outside the traditional family framework--in a way that is pleasurable to read."
"The essays are humorous or introspective or both, but most of all they are compelling reading. From essays on adolescent friends to life in Wyoming, the reader will keep turning pages to the next adventure."
""Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel" is a satisfying, if different read. Kennedy takes us through the most difficult times in her life and, with brilliant panache, teaches us how to rediscover our inner selves."
""Wyoming Trucks" is a lively and thoughtful autobiography, in which Kennedy balances stories epitomizing love of life, knowledge of death, awareness of loss, a keen sense of the importance of family and relationships, and the powerful need for the protection of nature. Kennedy knows how to pace, teaches respect for life and nature, and offers an oblique sense of the metaphysical."
"[Kennedy's] ability to reflect insightfully and memorably upon a variety of potent, complex subjects marks her as a writer to watch."
"[Kennedy's] essays give us the life of a contemporary western woman--hardworking, commited to her family even as she steps outside the traditional family framework--in a way that is pleasurable to read."

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