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Kent Nelson's Recent Books:
Spirit Bird: Stories
by Kent Nelson
of the 2014 Pitt Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Traces
many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a
living from the desert; a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far
reaches of Alaska; a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy
mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep
developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost
loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond
their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the
expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what
we’ve lost, for what we hope for, and for what we don’t know about
The Touching That Lasts
Stories by Kent Nelson
In these fourteen dark and moving short stories from award-winning author
Kent Nelson, the ordinary is shown to be extraordinary, and average lives are
changed in the space of an instant. Always leaving you wanting more, Nelson's
stories get at the heart of what is means to be human.
Birds in the Hand:
Fiction and Poetry about Birds
Kent Nelson's timeless work, co-edited with his daughter, Dylan Nelson, and dedicated to
love of birds.
Land That Moves,
Land That Stands Still
Kent Nelson's most popular work. This award-winning novel
provides as never before an inside perspective of overcoming true adversity.
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