Excerpt: California Dreams and American Contradictions

Monique McDade is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Kalamazoo College. Her book, California Dreams and American Contradictions: Women Writers and the Western Ideal (Nebraska, 2023), was published this month. California Dreams and American Contradictions establishes a genealogy of western American … Continue reading Excerpt: California Dreams and American Contradictions

From the Desk of Suzanne Roberts: Boogie Boarding, the Beginner’s Mind, and the Writing Life

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (Nebraska, 2020), Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Bison Books, 2012), and four collections of poetry. Visit her website: suzanneroberts.net. Her latest book Animal Bodies is now available. I … Continue reading From the Desk of Suzanne Roberts: Boogie Boarding, the Beginner’s Mind, and the Writing Life

From the Desk of Jonathan Greenspan: California’s Early History

Jonathan Greenspan is the son of Sophie Greenspan (1906-1990), who was the first English-language broadcaster for the underground Voice of Israel and author of Westward with Fremont and Masada Will Not Fall Again, both now available in paperback editions. Solomon … Continue reading From the Desk of Jonathan Greenspan: California’s Early History