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Title An American map [electronic resource]: essays / by Anne-Marie Oomen.
Publication Info. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2010.

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Description xii, 205 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Made in Michigan writers series
Note Description based on print version record.
Access This resource is limited to on-site users and WSU students, faculty, and staff.
Summary "This title features meditative travel essays by Michigan author Anne-Marie Oomen that explore new landscapes across America. In "An American Map", Anne-Marie Oomen, award-winning writer and self-confessed northern Michigan homebody, chronicles her recent travels across America, in essays that span rediscovered landscapes, wild back roads, vital cities, and everything in between. Oomen takes both a wide and narrow lens to her destinations, giving readers a vivid sense of each locale while finding resonances between each place and her own experiences. With each new adventure, Oomen finds her sense of self deepening and becoming more clearly rooted in the larger adventure of America. The evocative essays of "An American Map" consider locations across the United States, from the poetry of Alpine meadows to the terror of desert border crossings, the irony of ocean floors littered with live ordnance, and the excitement of a rural film premiering in New York City. Oomen's warm, personal voice takes readers into the heart of each experience, as she imagines that a place like the Smoky Mountains could offer insight into the Iraq War or that a decaying war tank could help save rare turtles. Oomen proves that the value of travel is not merely in the physical place but the spiritual or meditative place it allows us to visit at the same time. Fans of Oomen's writing, as well as all readers interested in travel writing, will appreciate the unique insights and diverse landscapes of "An American Map"." --Book Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c2010. Available via the World Wide Web. The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Press and is accessible to the WSU community through the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Object Repository.
Subject Oomen, Anne-Marie.
Oomen, Anne-Marie -- Travel -- United States.
Oomen, Anne-Marie -- Homes and haunts.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Added Title Wayne State University Libraries Digital Object Repository
Related To Original (OCoLC)429816894 0814334202 9780814334201
OCLC # 834622722
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