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By the Iowa Sea : A Memoir
by Joe Blair


Overview - This vivid memoir about the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life is "so raw and true you'll gasp" ( O, The Oprah Magazine ).

Heralding the arrival of an original American voice, By the Iowa Sea is a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life.  Read more...


 
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Overview
This vivid memoir about the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life is "so raw and true you'll gasp" (O, The Oprah Magazine).

Heralding the arrival of an original American voice, By the Iowa Sea is a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life.

After his first cross-country motorcycle trip, Joe Blair believed he had discovered his calling: he would travel; he would never cave in to convention; he would never settle down. Fifteen years later, he finds himself living in Iowa, working as an air-conditioning repairman and spending his free time cleaning gutters, taxiing his children, and contemplating marital infidelity. When the Iowa River floods, transforming the familiar streets of his small town into a terrible and beautiful sea, Joe begins to question the path that led him to this place.

Exquisitely observed and lyrically recounted, this is a compelling and often humorous account of an ordinary man's struggle to live an extraordinary life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451636062
  • ISBN-10: 1451636067
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 277
  • Dimensions: 8.31 x 5.56 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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