The Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: University of North Texas Press
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In American literature, whether fiction or nonfiction, the best narratives capture the absurdities, the contradictions, the paradoxes, the sadnesses and the glories of everyday life in the poetry of everyday speech. The best American narratives arouse powerful feelings from deep...
Over the past 10 years, the Mayborn has conducted writing contests and workshops to encourage journalists and nonfiction authors across the country to produce “original” nonfiction literature in the form of reported narratives, personal essays and book manuscripts...
Life of a Salesman
He had always managed to find optimism in even the worst circumstances, and here was another chance: a heat advisory, 98 degrees and rising at 11 a.m., the hottest day of the year yet....
Never Let Go
Our baby came swirling into view in black and white, week after week, in the grainy wedge on the ultrasound monitor. First a dark featureless pool, then a tiny orb, then budding arms and legs and finally long fingers and a recognizable profile. Precisely on...
Week after week, the mailman climbed the steep hill of Shenango Street to the house with the busted porch steps. "Dear Miss Rouzzo," the letters began, or "Dear Tabitha Rouzzo." The college catalogues barely fit in the mailbox. They stuck out like gift-wrapped presents...
Snowfall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
The snow burst through the trees with no warning but a last-second whoosh of sound, a two-story wall of white and Chris Rudolph’s piercing cry: “Avalanche! Elyse!”...
Donna’s Dinner In the Hard Fall of a Favorite Son, A Reminder of a City's Scars
He walks the city streets with that block of a body angled headfirst, as if determined to break through life's defensive line. Often he is shouting with urgent intent, trying to tell the people of Elyria —something. But what?...
The Nation’s Poet
The National Book Festival along the Mall in Washington is thronged with readers and authors who've come to revel in the written word on this fall day in 2004....
Isabella, a pink-cheeked lightning bolt in a Dora the Explorer shirt, uttered her first sentence around age 2; it was nothing her parents had expected. The two little words foretold a struggle over a fact of her birth....
Young Houstonians Go from Homelessness to College
That first night, surrounded by strangers, still shell-shocked after her family was cast onto the street, Tiara Reado shrank back into childhood. The teenager stayed glued to her mother's side, following her around the Star of Hope shelter like a toddler....
The Girl Who Took Down the Gang
A young man was beaten to death by gang members who had been terrorizing Norfolk. Skyler Hayward’s testimony proved vital to putting many of them in jail. During five years in solitary confinement, she gained perspective – and a mentor and friend....
Soldiers Recount 60-Second Attack That Left Them Reflecting on Life and Death
MUCHAI KALAY, Afghanistan—Staff Sgt. Damian Remijio and Spc. Zachary Fitch lay on the ground as a grenade bounced down a pile of rocks toward them. Metal struck stone with awful clarity....
Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 2014
OCLC Number: 881137533
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