Suzanne Roberts, Animal Bodies and Suzanne Ohlmann, Shadow Migration

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties; Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel; and Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four books of poems. Named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic's Traveler, Suzanne's work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and included in The Best Women's Travel Writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She holds a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno, teaches in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada University, and lives in South Lake Tahoe, California. 


 

 

Suzanne Ohlmann is a writer and registered nurse.  Her first book, Shadow Migration, came out March 1, 2022. Her essays have been published by Texas Monthly, Intima: The Journal of Narrative Medicine, and Longreads. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, son, and an ensemble of dogs and cats.

About the Book:
With her feet firmly rooted on the plains of Nebraska, Suzanne Ohlmann launches the reader into flight over miles and decades of migration: from an apple-pie childhood in America’s Fourth of July City to the dirt floors of a cowshed in rural India, we zigzag across time and geography to see the world through Ohlmann’s eyes and to discover with her the pain she’d been avoiding through her boomerang travels away from her native home.

Through incarnations as a musician, arts manager, and registered nurse, Ohlmann finally lands in Texas, buys a house, and gets a dog. But her house is haunted, and so is she. In the dark solitude of Ohlmann’s basement the vision of a dead child presents her with a harrowing choice: she can go home to Nebraska and seek the truth of her biological past, or, like the boy, surrender to the depths of her own darkness. With honesty, compassion, and a sense of humor, Ohlmann recounts her tenacious search into the shadows of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496231024
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2022

How do we reckon with our losses? In Animal Bodies Suzanne Roberts explores the link between death and desire and what it means to accept our own animal natures, the parts we most often hide, deny, or consider only with shame—our taboo desires and our grief.


Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496222848
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2020

2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner 
2021 National Indie Excellent Awards Finalist 
2020 Bronze Award for Travel Book or Guide from the North American Travel Journalists Association 
2020 Bronze Winner for Travel in the Foreword INDIES

Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four con


Shadow Migration: Mapping a Life (American Lives ) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781496226860
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2022

With her feet firmly rooted on the plains of Nebraska, Suzanne Ohlmann launches the reader into flight over miles and decades of migration: from an apple-pie childhood in America’s Fourth of July City to the dirt floors of a cowshed in rural India, we zigzag across time and geography to see the world through Ohlmann’s eyes and to discover with her the pain she’d been avoiding thr


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