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Join us at the Colgate Bookstore for a book signing and reception with Jennifer Brice. Light refreshments will be served.

Brice is the author of three books: “The Last Settlers”, a work of documentary journalism; “Unlearning to Fly”, a memoir-in-essays; and “Another North: Essays in Praise of the World That Is”. At Colgate, she teaches courses in creative writing and contemporary literature, including True Crime and Living Writers. Her website is jenniferbrice.com.

“Another North: Essays in Praise of the World That Is” captures the feeling of being buffeted by great gusts of middle-aged longing.

What began as one woman’s quarrel with Buddhism, especially its doctrine of non-attachment, morphs into a larger question: What’s the right way to love a person or a thing? With voluptuous detail and rigorous self-interrogation, Jennifer Brice looks for answers in family lore, personal experience, conversations with friends, and beloved books. The result is a tender, moving, far-reaching—sometimes delightfully funny, sometimes achingly poignant—exploration of the powerful ties that bind us to one another and to the world around us.

"A book full of humor, intellect, poetry, and, above all, playfulness of form that makes every piece its own delight to read. Brice flies small planes in Alaska, excavates her own and her family's romantic mythologies, and, above all, investigates the way we reveal ourselves through the thingy-ness of life: coveted mink coats, daffodils marched across a muddy field, a child's broken eyeglasses, a Tiffany diamond, a bridge deck, and a whole house. In Brice's hands the objects that make up the structures and detritus of a life become potent talismans that transport the reader into characters' desires and fears and eras. There is family drama, love, sex, work, motherhood, adventure, and female friendship in these pages--all stitched together with Brice's quick, self-deprecating wit, elegance of form, and above all, desire to make meaning from all parts of life through story as she creates a complex portrait of the person she is and once was and the person she has sometimes wished to be. You will disappear into these pages-they are a gift and a pleasure."— CJ Hauser, author of The Crane Wife

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