Contents May Have Shifted

By Pam Houston
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393343489, 306pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2012 Indie Next List
“Houston's Cowboys Are My Weakness was the book that sent all of us gals out West, and kept us here. In her new novel - a thinly disguised narrative featuring a central character named Pam -- Houston showcases her wiser, more mature voice as she drops the reader into locales as far-flung as Alaska, Bhutan, Northern California, and Durango, Colorado. The prose is read-aloud gorgeous. Each mini-chapter reads almost like a Zen koan, inviting us to ponder its significance in this beautiful testament to the way good friends and the incomparable perspective of travel can help us find home and family.”
-- Libby Cowels, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO


Description
Pam Houston s latest takes us from one breathtaking precipice to the next as we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the air. With the help of a loyal cast of friends, body workers, and a new partner who inspires her to appreciate home, she finally finds something like ground under her feet."



NPR
Monday, Feb 13, 2012

Pam Houston's new novel "Contents May Have Shifted" reads like a travelogue, with its central character searching for understanding across the globe. It's worth traveling along with according to reviewer Alan Cheuse, a writing professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. More at NPR.org

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